Tag Archives: reasoning

Idea 267: FREE Reasoning Number Puzzles with Input Slides

DOWNLOAD THE INPUT HERE DOWNLOAD THE ACTUAL PUZZLES HERE I saw this style of number puzzle on the fabulous White Rose Hub website and thought it would make a great lesson to show the Interim Teacher Assessment Framework for Greater … Continue reading

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Idea 218: Pick a pair! Maths Starter/Discussion Activity

A nice mathematical reasoning warmer you can have on the board as your class come in for them to do on whiteboards. They have to choose any two numbers and see if they can find two (or more!) reasons they … Continue reading

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Idea 162: ‘Odd One Out’ Maths Mental Starter

Give the class three randomly-generated numbers such as 9, 15, 16. The pupils need to think of as many possibilities as they can for which number might be the odd one out and why. EXAMPLE ANSWERS: 9, because it isn’t … Continue reading

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Idea 160: Maths Mental-Oral Starter Activity

An easy low-resource idea from a seminar I attended, designed to encourage reasoning and higher-order thinking through discussion of mathematical terms. Give the class a list of statements about shapes (or whatever else you are studying). They have some time … Continue reading

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