Free resources for teaching and assessment of key mathematical processes for 11-16 year olds

Sending texts

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Description: The activity involves establishing the number of text messages sent if four people send texts to each other, and then extending this to different numbers of people.

Suitability: Pupils working at all levels;individuals or pairs.

Time: 30–45 minutes

Equipment: Calculators, Computer spreadsheet

Key mathematical language: Addition, multiplication, variable, algebra, generalisation