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That sounds like a tough call. IMO this part of the lesson is for rehearsing skills needed for the main part of the lesson or for keeping other skills ticking over.
However ... as you probably have no idea what they know, I would suggest selecting something where the children can derive from know facts. You could model how to derive facts and then challenge them to come up with more of their own.
Another option might be to give them some answers and ask them to come up with the question ... you get a good variety with this and no differentiation needed.
Thank you all for the advice, my original thought was that they might be able make progress in MA1 - using and applying. Maybe with an nrich activity but I'm not sure if that'd fit into 15minutes. Also not sure if for an interview they'll be expecting something original?? I also quite like the idea of giving the answer, they could discuss possible questions then I could reveal the operation or one of the numbers in the calculation so they could work missing numbers.
Thanks again for all your suggestions, I will keep thinking about it!
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