This presentation is designed to support my series of "Maths Starters" - top rated (4.0), self-contained, stimulating (genuinely loved by students and also great for VERY high ability students) morning starters.
The goal is to guide students to tackling these challenges with a "mathematical brain" (no sledgehammers allowed! - a slogan my students now associate with me!).
I have laminated these slides for display, and periodically refer students to them when we are tackling a challenge. It is now becoming second nature for them to ask questions such as "what type of problem is this?", "what do I already know?", "what exactly is the question asking?", "what can I use to help?"...
Note that there is no Preview File as the thumbnail images serve this purpose.
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effectiveness - but there's always, always room for improvement (and the danger of typos!).
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Teacher/Author: Barrie James
Packages in this series: Maths Starters - FREE Taster, Maths Starters 1, Maths Starters 2, Maths Starters 3, Maths Starters 4, and various BUNDLED sets (with more to come...)
For other fun math challenges, see "Square Numbers" and "Triangular Numbers".
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