Addition and subtraction
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First to 100
Players use dice to try to get the closest to 100. Children must use estimation and predicting skills as well as addition and finding the difference.
Bulls eye maths! – Mental addition
Good as lesson starter - Children are encouraged to throw virtual darts at the interactive whiteboard in order to score a target number. Comes with supporting printable and instructions. Warning - the PowerPoint is a large file size and may take a while to download.
A fun interactive magnet activity to be played on your IWB. Individuals or teams pitch themselves against one another to solve an addition question.
Nifty number techniques
Simple exercises to reinforce simple ways of adding 9 or 11 in your head.
Balance the branches of the mobile – a great problem solving activity.
Addition and subtraction strategies leaflet for parents (Y3/4)
A handy leaflet to give out to parents to explain the strategies used for addition and subtraction - aimed at year 3/4 parents. Teachit Primary members can add their own school logo and motto to the front cover.
Fairy tale problems
A resource of addition and subtraction word problems based around the characters in familiar fairy tales.
A set of worksheets encouraging children to use addition and subtraction skills to solve the missing numbers in the pyramids.
Magic square investigation
An interactive version of this classic number puzzle. Click and drag the tiles to investigate the different positions in which they can be placed in whilst maintaining the same total for each vertical, horizontal and diagonal line. Interactive activity currently not adaptable.
Addition and subtraction strategies leaflet for parents Y5/6
A handy leaflet explaining to parents the strategies used to teach addition and subtraction- aimed at year 5/6 parents.
Close to 10 and 20
A game for developing mental maths skills. Roll the dice, add 9, 11, 19 or 21 and colour in the correct number square on the grid.
Addition and subtraction calculations
This activity can be done individually or as a class. There are several short questions to answer rapidly to help children to remember the vocabulary of addition and subtraction. Answers are provided.
Cross the grid game
An adding and subtraction mental maths game for children to play in pairs. N.B. calculators needed.
Make as many as you can ...
A fantastic classroom competition requiring speed and accuracy. Children generate sets of numbers in a logical order using their knowledge of multiples of 10 and 5, odd numbers and addition within 200. Good luck! [Forms part of the Going for gold! project]
Children are given number sentences with missing numbers, and use their knowledge of the relationship between addition and subtraction to calculate the missing number. It starts to introduce symbols to represent unknown numbers. A useful answer sheet is provided!
Addition and subtraction problems
Addition and subtraction problems. There are two sheets: set A for higher attainers, set B for lower attainers. Answer sheets are included.
Mental maths addition and subtraction
Ten mental maths addition and subtraction sums for the teacher to read aloud with a useful blank sheet to add further problemss.
Using a number line to solve addition sums
Using informal written methods of recording. A maths worksheet differentiated for three groups with A being the harder sums and C being the easier set of sums. All three sets have answers. NB A number line has not been provided.