# What is a starter in mathematics?

## 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?

1. Math games.
2. Visual aids and picture books.
3. Using modern technology.
4. Take a hands-on approach.
5. Encourage communication with students and parents.
7. Stick to fixed routines.
8. Use real objects.

How do you teach math fun?

20 Totally Fun Ways to Practice Math Facts

1. Face off in Dice War. Dice games are fantastic in the classroom!
2. Assemble math facts grab bags.
3. Play Shut the Box.
4. Play math facts war.
5. Turn an egg carton into a problem generator.
6. Assemble a domino puzzle.
7. Circle math facts in a Number Search.
8. 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?

1. Test and assess. Image by www.flickr.com/photos/sveinhal/
2. Make a list of topics.
3. Perhaps go back to the very beginning.
4. Restudying some topics while using a math curriculum.
5. The order of topics.
6. Should you go on with new concepts or not?
7. 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.