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mental/oral starter

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by bethany2009, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. Hallo,
    When teaching maths in the primary school, does the mental/oral starter have to link with the main activity in Maths?
     
  2. Hallo,
    When teaching maths in the primary school, does the mental/oral starter have to link with the main activity in Maths?
     
  3. KnightRider

    KnightRider New commenter

    No. That was easy!
    Mental and oral starters can be made up of several short, snappy activities to wake the children up and get them thinking maths. Some schools have a policy of always doing a short times tables activity, for example, or number bonds, so that these skills are kept sharp.
    But you can link it if you want to.
     
  4. You dont have to do one either.
    You can link it as stated, you can focus on something unrelated to keep things fresh in kids minds and you can just get on and teach them from the start of the lesson and not subscribe to transient fashions.
    Depends on where you are in your career, how your school views learning, the learing culture of the pupils and what your kids need to develop.
     
  5. Thank you so much for your responses
     

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