How to Dazzle at Oral and Mental Starters contains 43 photocopiable ideas for use with Key Stage 3 (KS3) pupils who are working at levels 2-3 of the National Curriculum. The tasks are varied and teach pupils to understand and use mental strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in a range of contexts.
Each task is linked to the National Numeracy Strategy framework for Key Stage 3. They can be introduced to pupils in mixed ability classes or are suitable for pupils working in the lower sets in Years 7 and 8. There are three rapid response tests to identify strengths and weaknesses.