The 10-year-old maths genius

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  1. What is 670 x 9? Hold a competition in class to see who is first to get the correct answer without using a calculator. What about 33 x 51? 220 x 7? Keep going. Do you get faster at finding the answer each time?
  2. Class debate: “This house believes that maths is the most important skill you can learn.”