Student Instructions

Post your mental maths answers on You should make sure your question number is very clearly written in the orange box and please identify what operators are needed to find the solution! Write your question down, nice and clearly. Also record it nice and clearly (think about your pace and how you would like this to be read to you in a test). Then clearly explain how you should work out the answer using the and tools. Once you have posted your answer, the class will be able to check/compare their method and see if they have gotten their answer correct! GO TEAM! It would be great for you to your favourite mental maths question/s or the question/s that you found maybe the most enjoyable/challenging. If you are feeling brave or like a risk-taker, you may wish to on a question that you might not have gotten quite right, and explain how you didn't quite get the right answer but would attempt the question differently!

As part of this activity the students were given a number. Each student has a number in class. Students were asked to generate one mental maths questions that they would then share with the class via a conference call. If they were number 5 for example, they read out maths question number 5. During the conference call each child reads out their question and all the students write down their answers. At the end of the test, the students share their solutions to their own problem so the rest of the group can check whether they got the answer correct or incorrect. This allows students to also focus on key information in the questions, their choice of operations, method and speaking and listening skills. The teacher may wish to have spare questions just in case some people do not manage to write their own questions.