Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication or division in contexts of numbers, measures or pounds and pence

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Bubble Pop - Number Bonds Bubble Pop - Number Bonds

A great way to practise number bonds and mental addition. Levels include: number bonds to 10, 20, 50 and 100 as well as addition pairs with a total of up to 20, 50 or 100. Look at the target at the top of the screen and then aim your bubble to make that target.

As a teacher I know how important it is that children know their number bonds (pairs of numbers that add up to 10, 20, 50 or 100), and can add quickly mentally. Repetition is essential in learning number bonds. This game is designed to make the process fun.

Children have to aim their bubble to make a given sum. As they progress the levels get harder; they have less time, or less bubbles to shoot. Each correct answer is accompanied by an image to reinforce the number bond they have found.

This game is available on iPad, iPod and iPhone, as well as on android phones and tablets.

Card Game - Matching Pairs Card Game - Matching Pairs

Match the pairs of cards with the same value. A great game to play as a mental starter. Over 50 levels to play including; addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, matching fractions and decimals and converting between measurements.

Addition - Digit Drag Addition - Digit Drag

Drag the digits to make a given sum. Lots of choice over level. A great starter activity for discussions on place value, mental methods of calculations and problem solving.

Bubble Pop - Multiplication Bubble Pop - Multiplication

A fun way to help children learn their multiplication tables. Choose which times tables to practise and then try and pop all the bubbles before your time is up. Try and make the target number (at the top) by shooting a multiplication bubble. So if your target is 10, and you have the x2 bubble, you will need to hit 5, as 5 x 2 = 10.

The free demo version has 10 missions to complete; the full version (for registered users) has 70 missions. The game is ideal for playing on a tablet or phone. Encourage your class to play at home and then watch their confidence and fluency grow.

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Balancing Sums Balancing Sums

An excellent tool for reinforcing an understanding of the role of the equals sign. Choose one objective, or many. You can choose all the objectives for a single year group (or multiple year groups). You can also choose to balance between different types of calculations (eg addition and multiplication). 

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Balance scales -  add, move or remove a weight Balance scales - add, move or remove a weight

Balance the scales by adding, moving or removing a weight. A great mental starter to develop addition and subtraction skills.

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Different ways to pay Different ways to pay

Find different ways to make the same amount of money. Drag the coins into the till to make a given amount. Includes a choice of international currencies.

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Fixed number of coins Fixed number of coins

Make a given amount of money using a fixed number of coins. For example make 26p using exactly 6 coins. Encourages children to partition amounts in different way and requires higher order thinking.

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Balancing Scales g and kg Balancing Scales g and kg

Add weights to either pan until they are balanced. Can be used to teach addition, subtraction, partitioning, and mass, as well as developing an understanding of the equals sign.


Choose from grams, whole kilograms or kilograms with either 1 or 2 decimal places.

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Money Multiplication problems Money Multiplication problems
Fewest Coins Fewest Coins

Make a given total using the fewest coins possible.

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Solve 2 Step Money Problems Solve 2 Step Money Problems

Read and interpret a word problem. Calulate the cost of 2 items and then find change from a given amount.

** February 2013 - I have added a new game in which you solve 2 step money problems using a calculator **

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Solve 1 Step Money Problems Solve 1 Step Money Problems

Read and interpret a word problem involving addition or subtraction and then solve.

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Missing Symbols Missing Symbols

Drag the symbols to the correct position to make the number sentence correct. Lots of levels to play. See if you can improve your score over time.

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This game is now part of the 'Calculations' collection, which includes the following 17 games and resources: Column Addition, Expanded Addition, Expanded Addition - Place Value Counters, Number Bonds(2), Addition - Digit Drag, Missing Symbols, Column Subtraction, Column Subtraction using Place Value Counters, Counting on to find difference on a beadstring, Multiplication Grid Method, Multiplication Written Method, Ratio and Scaling Numbers, Representing Multiplication, Division by Chunking Up, Division by Chunking Down, Formal Written Division - Round Up or Down?, Short Division Writen Formal Method.

The Calculations app is available on Google Play and the App Store.