## What is a starter in mathematics?

What are Math Starters? Math starters, critical thinking activities, designed to get students thinking about math, provide opportunities to “sneak” in grade-level content and skills in a fun and engaging way.

**How can we make maths interesting?**

Keep reading to find some of the best ways to make math fun and help your students build a love of learning!

- Math games.
- Visual aids and picture books.
- Using modern technology.
- Take a hands-on approach.
- Encourage communication with students and parents.
- Focus on your students.
- Stick to fixed routines.
- Use real objects.

**How do you teach math fun?**

20 Totally Fun Ways to Practice Math Facts

- Face off in Dice War. Dice games are fantastic in the classroom!
- Assemble math facts grab bags.
- Play Shut the Box.
- Play math facts war.
- Turn an egg carton into a problem generator.
- Assemble a domino puzzle.
- Circle math facts in a Number Search.
- Use flashcards to play Fifteen in a Row.

### How can I help students behind math?

How to Help a Student Who is Behind in Math?

- Test and assess. Image by www.flickr.com/photos/sveinhal/
- Make a list of topics.
- Perhaps go back to the very beginning.
- Restudying some topics while using a math curriculum.
- The order of topics.
- Should you go on with new concepts or not?
- Suggestion for review worktexts.

**What are the best ways to use Maths starter activities?**

Maths starter activities are very adaptable and there are a lot of ways to use them to kick off a lesson including: simply starting off a lesson with a (shhh!) fun maths game.

**What are some fun math games to play?**

Calc-A-Hundred: A game for two players requiring a calculator and thinking skills. Calculator Nim: A game in which players take turns to add a single-digit number to what is already in the calculator. The winner is the player who makes the display show 30. Kim’s Game 1: This is the Maths version of the traditional memory game.

## Are there any free math lesson starters for KS2?

15 Free & Fun Maths Starters For KS2. The KS2 lesson starters included in this PDF are: • Today’s Number – A simple starter activity to test knowledge of the four operations. • Shape Property Bingo – An updated version of the classic game which will help cement shape property knowledge.

**How good are the starter of the day activities?**

“Very good starters, help pupils settle very well in maths classroom.” Comment recorded on the 1 August ‘Starter of the Day’ page by Peter Wright, St Joseph’s College: “Love using the Starter of the Day activities to get the students into Maths mode at the beginning of a lesson.