Low-tech mental oral starter 2
Another popular low-tech starter is a version of the memory game ‘I went shopping.’ In the maths version children take it in turns to say
‘I went shopping with £x.xx and I bought something (let the children choose, it adds to the fun) that cost £x.xx, what change should I get.’
This activity lends itself to circle time maths and pretty much to any age groups which have worked with money. Older children could add the ideas of a % discount or price rises too. The children will really enjoy making up problems to extend their friends maths skills!