## A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

Write down as many mathematical words as possible
that begin with the letter "M".

Topics: Starter | Vocabulary

• Transum,
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• When the students have had 5 minutes to think of their words, they could all stand up behind their chairs. Going around the class, each student calls out a word they have found beginning with the given letter. A student who doesn’t have a word which hasn’t already been called out sits down. The last student to remain standing is the winner.

Another way to make the most of this Starter is for the teacher to collect the words on the whiteboard as pupils suggest them. After a few minutes each word on the list becomes the focus of quick-fire questions about that concept. For example the questions for median could be: "What other type of average do you know?", "What is the median of the first five square numbers?", "Can you think of three numbers that have the same range and median?"
• Mrs Reeves, Dover Grammar School For Girls
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• Today we did this at the Dover Grammar school for girls and what we did was we wrote down all the words in a list, then each pair of children used rock paper scissors to decide who should start.
the children who won would go against the other child to see who has the most in a way like this,
Wendy: multiply
and so on. the one who has the most faces another child ands so a winner is found, the winner faces the teacher! HAHAGAGAGAHAHAH
• Class 2m2, Lochend Community High School
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• The Y6 Dream Team!, Tickhill St. Mary's
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• Minimise; mental maths; millisecond; money; majority; million... we found more than were on the list!
• Daisy And Ole, Year 6, Beckley Primary School
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• We thought of 20 by ourselves before getting out the maths dictionary! A really good activity.
• Senior J, St Monica's Footscray
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• We did this activity for 10 minutes and came up with 37 words!!! (without maths dictionaries)
maths
multiply
measure
million
months
March
May
millenium
minus
more
match
metres
millimetres
make
multiplication
money
measurement
mass
mathematician
maps
MAB blocks
metric
mathematics
milligram
minutes
millilitres
method
many
mode
median
mean
minimum
maximum
milliseconds
microseconds
much
multiple.
• Anbuvel, Vellore
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• Mathematics m-what,a-what,t-what,e-what,m-what,etc., explain details
example news - n-north,e-east,w-west,s-south..
• Alexandra Park School, 7ps/Ma2
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• We got: minus, multiplication, mean, mile, metre, millimetre, minute, millisecond, millilitre, mass, metre squared, money, median, million, mode, measuring, MyMaths(!), millenium, mental, method, month, maximum, minimum.
• Alexandra Park School, 8ps/Ma3
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• We got: metre, more, multiply, mode, mapping, mapping diagram, mean, multiple, maximum, minus, million, mandlebrats, measure, midpoint, metric, mixed number, minimum, mile, mass, most, MyMaths(!), mutually, mirror line, money, median, middle, millimetre, magic square, minutes, morse code.
• Alexandra Park School, 9ps3
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• We got: mean, metre, metric, median, multiple, MyMaths, minus, method, mental, mode, mass, mathematical, millimetre, million, mirror line, multiply, millilitre, minimum, maximum, multiplication, mile, money.
• Mr McKinnon, Church Stretton School
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• Yo,
We're at Church Stretton School and we got these;
Millimetres, McKinnon, Minus, Measurement, Multiply, Money, Millionth,
Mixed, Minutes, Mathematics, Mathematical, Minimum, Method, Metre,
Million, Multiple, Median, More, Maths, Mode, Mathematician, Mile,
Moderate, Measure, MyMaths, Multiplication, Millilitres
We rule!
• Scorpions Class, Rowhill School
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• Maths
multiply
measure
million
May
minus
more
metres
millimetres
make
money
measurement
mathematics
minute
millilitres
method
many
minimum
maximum
millimetre
much
measure
mathematical
miles
miles per hour.
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Here is the URL which will take them to a self-marking activity with clues for the M-words.

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