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Did you know that budgerigars can turn their heads 180 degrees and fly over 100 km in search of water? Real-life mathematics can be found everywhere. Each group of students in your class could investigate a favourite animal or bird and create 10 top maths facts to tantalise their classmates. Create class Maths Facts books to browse through regularly. Challenge your students to construct 3 extended maths questions based on one maths fact as a daily mental warm-up. e.g. Can all birds turn their heads 180 degrees? If not, which other birds can? Why would this be a useful skill? The idea is to encourage students to think for themselves, to see how to ask a maths question as an active participant, not just a passive listener, or a passive answerer of someone else’s question.