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Addition and subtraction the basics (KS2 resources)

Help your children tackle maths basics with our KS1 and KS2 worksheets and teaching aids including, subtraction boardgames, problem solving mats, bingo cards and number pyramids.

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Two, five and ten times table multiplication and division challenges
A set of challenges for children to complete using the following  … read more
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Doubling to 20
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Subtraction facts within 20 – activities and games
A Y2 maths resource to practise subtracting within 20 using activities  … read more
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Number bonds to 20: investigations, games and colour by numbers
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Subtracting 2-digit numbers without crossing 10
Children build upon basic knowledge to begin to subtract a 2-digit  … read more
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Subtracting 2-digit numbers
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Counting on in groups of 10
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Counting on in groups of 9
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Counting on in Groups of 8
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Counting on in Groups of 7
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Counting on in Groups of 6
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Counting on in Groups of 5
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Counting on in Groups of 4
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Counting on in Groups of 3
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Counting on in groups of 2
To develop a secure understanding of times table facts, children  … read more
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Bridging 10
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Near Doubles
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Bonds to 10
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Addition of ten
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Adding 2
Maths mastery. A PowerPoint to help children in the Early Years  … read more
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Daily Maths
Daily mental maths tasks. Children can complete a row of calculations  … read more
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Christmas Tree puzzle
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Christmas Tree activity
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Christmas Wrapping Paper
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Christmas stocking
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Adding money
An addition worksheet with a money theme to use in year 2. Includes  … read more
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Using a number line to solve money problems
Counting and finding the change from 50p using a number line.  … read more
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Ordering, adding and subtracting numbers to 20
Children find the missing numbers to 20, complete a number grid  … read more
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Year 2 addition and subtraction word problems
Differentiated word problems for addition and subtraction. Includes  … read more
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Adding and subtracting 1, 10 and 100
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Addition cards - problem solving
A progressive worksheet for years 5 and 6 asking the pupils to  … read more
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Two step word problems
A set of addition and subtraction word problems with two steps.  … read more
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Numicon investigation
A number investigation using Numicon for Y2 to Y4. Explores  … read more
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Numeracy practice booklet
This can be used at any level at KS2 to either introduce the  … read more
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Finding the change from 50p, £1, £10 and £20
A worksheet to help children find the change from different amounts  … read more
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Word problems using all four operations
A set of word problems using the four operations, suitable for  … read more
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Follow the arrow game
A mathematical board game in two versions. One uses addition  … read more
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RUCSAC word problems– Star Wars
A set of Star Wars themed, differentiated maths word problems  … read more
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Money game
A game aimed at improving children's ability to make different  … read more
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Addition using different methods
A set of addition questions to encourage children to use concrete  … read more
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Numicon: estimating
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Numicon: colour spinner overlays
Print these overlays to use with Numicon spinners in the classroom.  … read more
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Year two mental maths warm-ups
Mental maths warm-ups to practise the skills of place value and  … read more
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Playing card ideas for maths
Two fun and simple games for using a pack of playing cards to  … read more
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Early morning starters
A range of morning starter challenges to get children busy when  … read more
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Estimating answers and using the inverse
Two differentiated rapid recall worksheets for estimating answers  … read more
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Adding ones, tens and hundreds
Two differentiated rapid recall worksheets for adding and subtracting  … read more
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Adding to a decade number
Children use pictorial representations to add a unit number to  … read more
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Adding to tens - a spinner game
An interactive game to practise place value and record simple  … read more
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Christmas Dinner Money Maths
Can you plan a Christmas dinner on a budget for all your family?  … read more
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Mental maths for Years 2 and 3
A range of mental maths warm-ups covering number and data handling  … read more
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Spinner addition challenge
A spinner activity for subtraction within 100. For best results  … read more
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Four in a row spinner challenge
A spinner activity for subtraction within 100. For best results  … read more
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Get zero
The aim of this subtraction game, played in pairs, is to get  … read more
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Addition with dominoes, dice and spinners
A set of fun addition activities for KS1. Children use dominoes,  … read more
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The Cookie Jar - colour and count
A fun game to practise colour recognition and counting. Spin  … read more
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Addition Spinner Game
A fun interactive game to practise addition with Y1 and Y2 children.  … read more
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Addition Garden
A practical game for Y1 and Y2 to reinforce the concept of addition  … read more
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Adding several coins to total 20p or less
This is a spinner game to help children both recognise and add  … read more
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Number bonds to 10 – money
In this activity children revise their bonds to 10 in the context  … read more
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Counting on to 30
A set of differentiated addition problems to 30. Children have  … read more
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Number bonds mental recall challenges
A set of differentiated mental maths worksheets with simple,  … read more
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Mental maths bingo (Year 4)
A great bingo game for sharpening your pupils' mental maths skills,  … read more
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Beat the clock - mental addition and subtraction
A super mental maths lesson starter. Children compete against  … read more
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Calculate to crack the code!
Children use the four operations to solve the calculations and  … read more
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Practising addition: 3 digits (Y3/4)
A useful set of sums for children to practise a written method  … read more
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Number bond dominoes to 100
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Number bond dominoes to 20
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Number bond dominoes to 10
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Christmas addition hunt
An active, fun way to practise addition facts to 10. Display  … read more
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How Many Legs?
This activity looks at how many legs different creatures have  … read more
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Introducing addition – totalling up!
A flipchart and worksheets to support one to one correspondence  … read more
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Simple two step problems – addition and subtraction
A collection of simple two step word problems. Great as mental  … read more
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Mastering maths – addition and subtraction at KS1
Teaching tips and ideas to support the teaching of addition and  … read more
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Addition facts board game – up to 20
A fun way to practise number facts to 10 or 20. Laminate board,  … read more
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Take away challenge
A game to enable children to practise subtraction skills using  … read more
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Domino addition
A flexible resource of with dominos and sums to help children  … read more
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Adding 1, 10, 100 and 1000
Practise adding 1, 10 ,100 and 1000 to 3, 4, & 5 digit numbers.  … read more
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Loop game – subtracting near multiples of ten
A simple board game to practise strategies for subtracting near  … read more
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Subtraction board game
This is an engaging board game that promotes use of mental subtraction  … read more
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Counting peg game
A fun and active game for children to practise their counting  … read more
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Bear maths - adding and taking away
Simple addition and subtraction below ten. Use with bear plastic  … read more
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Family number sentences
Help support children's understanding of inverse operations through  … read more
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Mental addition board game
Contains a board game for additions up to 6, 10 and 20. Interactive  … read more
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Addition and subtraction calculation circles
A fun way for children to practise their adding and subtracting  … read more
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Fast adding
A fun interactive magnet activity to be played on your IWB.  … read more
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Nifty number techniques
Simple exercises to reinforce simple ways of adding 9 or 11 in  … read more
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Tick three to add up
SMARTboard flipchart that asks children to select the correct  … read more
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Addition and subtraction strategies leaflet for parents (Y3/4)
A handy leaflet to give out to parents to explain the strategies  … read more
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Maths king or queen
A game to enhance mental maths sessions. Requires a crown which  … read more
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Missing number – simple addition
Complete simple pictures to solve addition problems. Introduces  … read more
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Adding and subtracting with dice and spinners
Use interactive dice and spinners to create addition and subtraction  … read more
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Maths problem solving mats
Laminate these mats and use playdough for some hands-on number  … read more
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Maths bingo cards
Includes: 2 addition bingo card sets using number bonds to 6  … read more
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Ladybird addition
Children count the spots on the ladybirds and then complete the  … read more
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Beach sequencing
Children continue or complete simple sequences.  … read more
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Number dominoes
A game for 2-3 players match the sums to to the totals for numbers  … read more
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Dice addition
A game for two players. The object of the game is to take it  … read more
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3-dice addition
A game for 2 people using 3 dice. The object of the game is to  … read more
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Addition pyramids up to 30
Children are asked to complete simple number pyramids with the  … read more
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Additions to 10
Children are asked to find totals of two and three numbers for  … read more
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Animal subtraction
Helps children to write and solve simple subtraction sums.  … read more
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Apple addition investigation
Using small sorting hoops and red and green counters as apples,  … read more
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Addition and subtraction strategies leaflets for parents
A handy leaflet explaining to parents the strategies used for  … read more
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Adding more
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Less - let's take away
A colourful set of differentiated resources to help teach and  … read more
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Close to 10 and 20
A game for developing mental maths skills. Roll the dice, add  … read more
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Make as many as you can ...
A fantastic classroom competition requiring speed and accuracy.  … read more
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Using a number line to solve addition sums
Using informal written methods of recording. A maths worksheet  … read more
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Adding four small numbers
Add four small numbers together by starting with a pair of numbers  … read more
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