Year 4 Addition Our latest sets of addition worksheets for Year 4 really do show the relationship between addition and subtraction. We have two sets where the missing number in an addition sentence has to be found, which requires either subtraction or ‘counting on’. The third and fourth sets have missing digits rather than missing […]

More addition for Year 1 and Year 2

More addition for Year 1 and Year 2 Adding three one-digit numbers appears in the Year 2 programme of study, but there are many children who by the end of year 1 would enjoy the challenge of adding more than two small numbers together. We already have a couple of sets of pages but have […]

With over 170 pages of questions and answers our Year 1 Addition category is a really superb resource. It covers the Programme of Study as stated below: Pupils should be taught to: •    read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs •    represent and use number bonds and […]

Year 5: Addition Updates We are constantly updating and improving our worksheets and this week we have updated a whole series of year 5 addition worksheets, including using better fonts, a clearer layout and more room to write answers. The updates include: Mental addition of several numbers Harder mental addition of 2 and 3-digit numbers […]

Year 3 addition and subtraction – missing digits

Year 3 addition and subtraction – missing digits Children in Year 3 are now expected to add and subtract using the formal written method. An interesting way of looking at this is to show various calculations using the written method but have some of the digits missing. To be able to find the missing digits […]

Intelligent practice: addition in Year 2

Intelligent practice: addition in Year 2 The main idea behind these pages is to provide activities that lead children down a path where they can think about the patterns and structure of mathematics: we like to call it brainy practice. For example: 13 +  6 = 19      23 + 6 = 29       43 + 6 […]

Intelligent practice year 1

Intelligent practice year 1 The new mathematics curriculum reflects the content of high achieving south-east Asian countries such as Singapore, Japan and South Korea. Part of this approach is what has become known as ‘intelligent practice’. This involves providing activities and practice questions which do more than just repeating a mechanical process. Instead children work […]

Formal written addition and subtraction in Year 3

Formal written addition and subtraction in Year 3 By the end of Year 3 children are now expected to, ‘add and subtract numbers with up to three digits using formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction’. Put simply, this means adding and subtracting in columns, very much as we were all taught to do […]

Addition in Year 2 In Year 2 there are several very important mental strategies and facts children need to develop in order to be quick and accurate when adding mentally. Here are the key ones: 1. Addition should be thought of as the combination of two sets to make a total set. For this to […]