MATHS STARTER SPEED CHALLENGES:
At the start of each maths lesson the children enjoy using this website:
This really is an excellent resource for practicing mental arithmetic and it involves ALL aspects of number.
I would recommend that the children still do a few speed challenges before any other maths, as it will keep their mental arithmetic skills fresh.
How to use:
It will then give a series of questions which the children must solve in the allotted time.
So, choosing the above would produce questions on non-unit fractions of amounts, such as:
9/12 of 108 = 81
(By the way, a lot of Y5 were able to mentally calculate the above question in 5 seconds before school closed – it really is beneficial if they do this regularly.)