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]]>We have just added a superb collection of worksheets to our addition and subtraction categories for Years 1, 2 and 3.

Year 1 subtraction includes investigative activities such as finding as many different calculations as possible from given numbers.

In Year 2 we have concentrated on bar modelling and number lines to help with adding and subtracting a single digit to/from a 2-digit number. Bar models can be extremely effective in showing visually the maths that needs to be done and number lines are great for helping children to count on and back to complete simple calculations.

We especially like our most recent addition pages for Year 3, finding the greatest and smallest numbers from three digit cards and then finding the difference. We also have new worksheets on counting back in tens, and our Brainwhizz pages encourage fast mental recall of facts to add and subtract whole hundreds.

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]]>Each game concentrates on one precise skill or concept. There are 8 questions to answer, followed by a printable answer sheet.

Game 1: Counting in multiples of 100

Counting objects in multiples of 100, up to 1 000.

Game 2: Reading place value grids

Read the place value grids using hundreds, tens and ones.

Game 3: Using base 10 blocks

Writing numbers by reading the value of base 10 blocks.

Game 4: Using <, > and = signs

Using the <, > and = symbols to compare two place value grids.

Game 5: 100 more or less

Finding 100 more than or 100 less than 3-digit numbers.

Game 6: Making the largest 3-digit number

Finding the largest 3-digit number you can make with three digit cards.

Game 7: Using number lines

Find the number shown by the arrow on the number line.

Game 8: Completing the number track

Fill in the missing number on the number track: counting in whole hundreds or fifties.

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]]>If you are following a maths mastery programme we now have a superb range of material which we are sure you will find useful to supplement work done in school or to help at home. The first block of four weeks covers number and place value.

When first entering Year 1 children need to build on the skills and knowledge learned in Early Years to ensure that they are ready to make the next important steps, so we begin with something they should be familiar with: sorting into groups. Whilst we have plenty of examples the best way to do this is practically, sorting counters, fruit etc and asking how the objects have been sorted. The items sorted can be matched: are there enough saucers for the cups?

Children will develop their counting by counting forwards and backwards to and from 10 for which number lines are great. One more than and one less than are introduced as well as simple ordering of small numbers.

We also look at the idea of seeing numbers as positional, using first, second, third etc.

This work on number continues for the first four weeks.

If you are looking for more, don’t forget that we have much, much more in our usual Number and Place Value category.

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Year 2 Maths Mastery Support: Autumn Term: Block 1 Number and Place Value

We now have a superb range of material which we are sure you will find useful if you are looking for Year 2 maths mastery ideas to supplement work done in school or to help at home. The first block of three weeks covers number and place value.

Children will be expected to build on their knowledge of number to count, read and write up to 100. Place value charts and bar models are an excellent way to help with this, especially with partitioning numbers.

Number lines are also really useful to help place numbers.

Comparing numbers is an important aspect of this block, along with using language such as bigger than/smaller than and the > and < signs.

Once counting in ones has been firmly established children will be asked to count in fives and tens.

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Year 3 Maths Mastery Support: Autumn Term: Block 1 Number and Place Value

We have selected a small number of resources to supplement the work done in school or to help at home for those using a blocked maths mastery programme.

Building on the work done in Year 2 children will understand what 100 is and count in multiples of 100 up to 1000. They should also understand that a 3-digit number is made up of 100s, 10s and 1s and read and write 3-digit numbers. Place value grids and an abacus are great ways to help with this.

Number lines are still really useful, especially when putting numbers in order and estimating.

Children will move on to finding 10 or 100 more or less than a number and they will also compare 3-digit numbers and order them from smallest to largest.

Being able to confidently count in fives will help with counting on and back in fifties.

This work on number continues for the first three weeks.

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]]>Bar modelling is becoming increasingly popular in schools as a way to represent an abstract calculation. In these pages the bar model approach can be used to help find the third number to make a total of 100. There are various ways children might approach this task. Some will add on from the total of the two numbers given. Others will subtract each number from 100 and see what is left. The best approach is the one which works quickest and most accurately and could vary from question to question. It is always worth asking children how they reach their answers as this shows a great deal about their understanding of addition.

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]]>Place value grids and charts are used a great deal in the maths mastery curriculum as they provide a clear visual guide to the values in each column. To provide some extra support for this we have just published two sets of pages looking at comparing place value grids. Why not take a look now?

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]]>We have more requests for word problems/real life problems than any other area of maths and we have been really concentrating on these over the last few months. Our latest sets for Year 3 challenge children to work out the costs of buying tickets, clothes etc. taking advantage of various offers; an important part of the world we now live in. We have also written some tricky word problems which involve working out two calculations to reach the answer – always something that children find hard.

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]]>Not the normal style of question on division that Year 3 children will come across, these money problems are fun but require some thinking about. A collection of coins needs to be split equally between three children. The total of the coins has to be worked out and then the coins split so each child gets an equal amount. It is always a good idea to have practical apparatus handy, especially card coins.

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]]>Using routes and distances between towns and villages is a good way to work with measurement in kilometres and we have just published two great sets of pages on this. Some of the places such as Bolton Hill and West Moon are imaginary, but the routes ambien online no prescription cheap from Scratchy Bottom to Tyneham in Dorset, or Robin Hood’s Stride to Winster in Derbyshire, are real places. Also new is a set of pages ordering measurements using different units of length (e.g. 25 km 40 mm and 20 m).

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]]>A question such as 102 – 95 is quite tricky to do on paper, but children should see that it is much easier to do mentally, using addition to work out the answer. By Year 3 they should know all the pairs of numbers that make ten so starting with 95 add 5 to make 100 and then add another 2, to make 102; therefore the answer is 7 (5 + 2).

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]]>Developing quick mental methods of addition is the key to success in Year 3. Part of this is to be able to add a 3-digit number and a multiple of 100. We have extended our collection of resources on this with a further two sets, so that there is more than enough to consolidate children’s mental arithmetic.

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