1.OA.1. Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a sym

KS2 Maths Invaders KS2 Maths Invaders

Shoot the spaceship with the correct answer and dodge the incoming fire. A fun game to practise a wide range of key mathematical skills.  

There are over a hundred carefully differentiated levels linked to objectives from the new maths curriculum. The game can be used to teach: Multiplication, Addition, Reading Numbers, Subtraction, Fractions of Numbers, Roman Numerals, Rounding Numbers, Division, Converting Fractions to Decimals, Converting Fractions to Percentages, Telling the Time in Words, Recognising Multiples, Factors, Prime, Square and Cube Numbers, and Simplifying Fractions. A full list of levels is below. This game is also available as an iOS and Android app.

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.

Number Bonds Number Bonds

October 2012: New game added in which number bonds are represented visually using base-ten blocks and a number line.

Find pairs of numbers with a given total. Play against the clock. 

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Addition and Subtraction Dominoes Addition and Subtraction Dominoes

Answer addition and subtraction questions to arrange the dominoes in the correct order as quickly as possible. Lots of choice over level including; add and/or subtract within 20, 50, 100, using decimals or with negative numbers.


ITP Number Facts ITP Number Facts

View full screen in your browser.  This ITP displays up to 20 coloured counters and the corresponding addition sentence. The number of counters you select, appear on the screen in purple. Click on any counter to change its colour, the number sentence also changes. To hide and reveal the number sentence, click on the box with the question marks. You can replace a number in the number sentence with a question mark by clicking on the number, and drag counters around the screen to form groups. Addition can be changed to subtraction by clicking on the addition sign in the box. Counters can be dragged into the displayed box, which you can make opaque to hide the counters.
The ITP can be used to model addition by combining and counting, and subtraction by partitioning and taking away. The hide and reveal options allow you to pose questions with unknown numbers in different positions in the number sentence. Partitioning counters in different ways helps children to identify all sums and differences of numbers to 20.

This resource is freely available to download from the archived Primary Framework site.

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ITP Difference ITP Difference

I have created my own version of this ITP which allows you to find the difference between two 2-digit numbers and shows this on a number line.

View full screen in your browser.  This ITP allows you to compare two rows of beads and to analyse the calculations they can represent. It can be used to promote the language of addition and subtraction, particularly the interpretation of difference. The ITP operates as a series of animations which show how the rows of beads can be represented by two number lines and then as a single number line with the difference indicated by a ‘jump’.

This resource is freely available to download from the archived Primary Framework site.

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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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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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Number Bonds (2) Number Bonds (2)

Designed to help children to visualise and understand number bonds to 20, 50 and 100. Numbers are represented on a number line and using base-ten blocks.

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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.