KS2-3 Transition

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Coming Summer 2019 - the MEI Calculator Crunch… it’s fun and it’s free!

Students can struggle to get up-to-speed with using calculators when they start secondary school. To help Year 6s get ‘calculator-ready’, and provide extra practice for Year 7s, we’re running a fun, free, summer challenge – the Calculator Crunch.

Daily questions

From 10 to 20 June, on each school day, we’ll Tweet a question-of-the-day for your students to work on. That’s nine questions in total. You’ll also be able to download them as PDFs from this page for display on whiteboards and to print as hand-outs.
The questions will involve using a calculator (basic or scientific) to solve an interesting problem. The problems are also designed to develop mathematical thinking skills – so that’s an added bonus!

Lesson plans

The challenge will be supported with two free lesson plans – one for use with Year 6 students, and one for use with current Year 7 students and/or with Year 6 students as a secondary-led transition activity.


We’ll also provide a template you can used to create certificates for students who take part.

Free prize draw

We have a fantastic giveaway too. Casio have kindly donated 40 sets of scientific calculators, each comprising 15 scientific Casio fx-83GTX calculators and an emulator to use at front of class. That’s a great resource for both primary and secondary schools.

You’ll be able to enter a free draw for the opportunity to win one of these sets for your school (max one set per school).

Find out more

Further details will be posted here and announced on Twitter – so make sure you follow us at @MEIMaths with #calculatorcrunch.