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Three consecutive numbers multiplied together give the answer one hundred and ninety five thousand and fifty four.

What are they?

## A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

Topics: Starter | Arithmetic | Roots | Problem Solving

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• To get the most of this activity it needs to be repeated! Getting the correct answer first time can be done by trial and improvement. If the activity is repeated (refresh this page or press the F5 key for Internet Explorer) and the challenge is to be first with the correct answer a better strategy is required encourage students to think about the problem in a different way.
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• It is good that I can repeat this starter with the refresh button. A lot of good quality discussion generated by repeating this one.

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 Teacher, do your students have access to computers?Do they have iPads or Laptops in Lessons? Whether your students each have a TabletPC, a Surface or a Mac, this activity lends itself to eLearning (Engaged Learning).

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