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Challenging addition and subtraction (KS1 & KS2 resources)

Stretch your children's addition and subtraction skills with our interactive KS2 maths pyramids, investigations and games.

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Rising Stars Achieve: Division, fractions, algebra, measures, angles and reflections
Help children achieve the expected standard with Achieve's three-step  … read more
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Y6 | Number | Measurement | Geometry
Rising Stars
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Maths starter questions
A PowerPoint which recaps on many of the key objectives in the  … read more
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Number mental maths – multiplication and division
Mental maths activities on percentages, square and cubed numbers  … read more
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Finding multiples, factors, square numbers and cubed numbers
A worksheet on working with multiples, factors, squared numbers  … read more
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Key stage 2 number facts revision
A maths revision sheet that addresses the skills of number bonds,  … read more
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Y4 Y5 Y6 | Number
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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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Y5 Y6 | Number
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Numicon investigation
A number investigation using Numicon for Y2 to Y4. Explores  … read more
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Y2 Y3 | Number
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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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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Number
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Word problems involving money
A selection of word problems with a money theme using all four  … read more
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Y4 Y5 Y6 | Number
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BODMAS challenges
A Countdown inspired worksheet to practise BODMAS. The task can  … read more
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Y6 | Number
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Column addition and subtraction
Revise column addition and subtraction using larger number and  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Number
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Introducing BODMAS
A series of tasks to develop children's understanding of BODMAS.  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Number
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Pokémon maths problem
A Pokémon inspired extension or plenary task using all four  … read more
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Y4 Y5 Y6 | Number
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Problem solving task
An extended problem solving task with a ghoulish theme! Children  … read more
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Y4 Y5 | Number | Geometry
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All four operations word problems
Two differentiated versions of maths problems all with a fruity  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Number
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Elicitation of knowledge - the four operations
A set of elicitation of knowledge questions for the four number  … read more
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Monster Maths - using all four operations
Children create their own Top Trump style cards to create their  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Number
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Mental maths snooker starter
An arithmetic lesson starter where children have to calculate  … read more
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Tiddly darts - mental addition
A fun game to help children improve their mental addition. Children  … read more
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Pumpkin's Garden Centre - plan, design and cost your own garden
A colourful and interactive maths and design project allowing  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Number
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Follow me cards - all four operations
This follow-me game using the four operations can be played as  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 | Number
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Subtraction word problems
Subtraction word problems based around the theme of a lemonade  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Number
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Using inverse operations to check calculations
A set of calculations where children are encouraged to check  … read more
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Y4 | Number
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Make the answers true
Children insert digits to make the calculations true. Answer  … read more
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Mastering maths – algebra at KS2
A set of teaching ideas to challenge children's understanding  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Number
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Mastering maths – addition and subtraction at KS2
A set of teaching ideas to challenge children's understanding  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Number
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Calculation conundrums!
A great resource to challenge your upper KS2 class. Solve addition  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Number
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First to 100
Players use dice to try to get the closest to 100. Children must  … read more
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Bulls eye maths! – Mental addition
Good as lesson starter - Children are encouraged to throw virtual  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Number
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Archimedes's mobiles
Balance the branches of the mobile – a great problem solving  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Number
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Fairy tale problems
A resource of addition and subtraction word problems based around  … read more
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Problem-solving pyramids
A set of worksheets encouraging children to use addition and  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Number
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Magic square investigation
An interactive version of this classic number puzzle. Click and  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Number
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Addition and subtraction strategies leaflet for parents Y5/6
A handy leaflet explaining to parents the strategies used to  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Number
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Addition and subtraction calculations
This activity can be done individually or as a class. There are  … read more
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Y3 | Number
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Cross the grid game
An adding and subtraction mental maths game for children to play  … read more
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Number detectives
Children are given number sentences with missing numbers, and  … read more
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Y3 | Number
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Addition and subtraction problems
Addition and subtraction problems. There are two sheets: set  … read more
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Mental maths addition and subtraction
Ten mental maths addition and subtraction calculations for the  … read more
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