## 1. Transum (Starter of the Day)

Using the randomly generated starter as intended can be a little unpredictable, as some are just too easy or difficult, and some are designed to work best if pupils can access computers. Instead, I tend to use the Topics page to search for activities related to that lesson's work.

That said, it's worth looking at the random starter every so often - I discovered the Ice Cream Combinations activity this way, which developed into a whole lesson about listing combinations with Year 8 a couple of years ago.

There's also a load of other useful stuff on there, which is also easy to overlook, but I'm saving those features for a later post.

## 2. Flash Maths

## 3. Form Time Ideas

There's plenty of coverage of basic algebra, percentages (including change), fractions, ratio and negative numbers, with an option to print a blank template for pupils to work on. We're using this with Year 11 during form time next year, but I may also incorporate it into standard maths lessons in the run-up to exams.

## 4. Teachit Maths

Some are worksheet-based, but there are plenty that could be displayed straight away on an interactive board for pupils to attempt in books or on mini-whiteboards. I'll be adding some of these great activities to my Resources section over the next few months!

## 5. Maths-Starters.co.uk

I particularly like the feature which allows you to enter your choice of numbers into the activity - so, for example, you could create a substitution activity using only negative numbers. The app also works out the answers for you, which is incredibly convenient!

Hi!

Thanks for sharing my website. I'm glad you are finding it useful. Make sure you try sticking in an algebraic term on tables torture (difficulty 4 and 5 do it for you). Keep up the good work.

Edd

Love these ideas. I have a selection of puzzle like starters that I made here http://www.interactive-maths.com/starter-activities.html

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