Maths lesson starters

These maths lesson starters are designed to be a quick warm up for a Maths lesson. They should take three to five minutes on average and are a quick way to get pupils thinking about Maths and using maths at the start of a lesson. 

Arithmogons - with multiplication.

Good for years 3 and 4. A quick mental maths puzzle that pupils can complete on their mini whiteboards.

Greater than, Less than

In this activity, 8 questions pop up with the pupils being asked what symbol should they use, >, = or <.

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Reading large numbers

This lesson starter teaches how to read large numbers up to 7 digits and is a good introduction to writing large numbers in words.

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Addition informal methods

This year 4 maths lesson starter looks at using informal addition methods to add up two digit numbers mentally. The pupils are posed questions which they complete on their mini-whiteboards before completing the main activity.

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Addition informal methods

This year 4 maths lesson starter looks at using informal addition methods to add up two digit numbers mentally. The pupils are posed questions which they complete on their mini-whiteboards before completing the main activity.

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