Without using a calculator continue this as far as possible:

1 x 5.5 =
2 x 5.5 =
3 x 5.5 =
4 x 5.5 =

This is how long you have:

A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

Topics: Starter | Arithmetic | Tables

• Transum,
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• This Starter is a fine activity for pupils who have already mastered the main times tables and haven't had to learn a new times table for a long time. After the initial learning, the best way to develop fast recall is by using Table Legs. In fact why don't you, the teacher, try using it so that you experience what your pupils go through when learning times tables?
• David Barba, Twitter
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• I thought it was interesting to see in the image included in the tweet below how the activity has been translated into Spanish but even the decimal points have been transformed into commas!

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 Teacher, do your students have access to computers?Do they have iPads or Laptops in Lessons? Whether your students each have a TabletPC, a Surface or a Mac, this activity lends itself to eLearning (Engaged Learning).

Here a concise URL for a version of this page without the comments.

Transum.org/go/?Start=July7

Here is the URL which will take them to a game that will help them practise the 5.5 times table.

Transum.org/go/TD/?T=5.5

Here is the URL which will take them to times table flash cards that will help them practise other times table.

Transum.org/go/?to=Flashtables

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