Solve addition and subtraction two-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.

New Maths Curriculum (2014): Year 4 objectives.

 
Thinking of a Number Thinking of a Number

Use inverse operations to work backwards and find a missing number.

Using a Calculator - Finding Change Using a Calculator - Finding Change

Answer a variety of 2 step word problems using a calculator. Whatever is input into the calculator is then recorded and displayed, so children can see all the steps that have been taken. This makes it a great tool for demonstrating calculator skills on a whiteboard. It can also be really useful for children to practice independently, as they can trace and correct any mistakes they make.

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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 **

For more money resources click here.

For more resources involving word problems click here.

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). 

For more addition and subtraction resources click here.

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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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.

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.

 

Addition - Crystal Crash Addition - Crystal Crash

A fun game to practise mental addition skills. The game was designed to cover all the mental addition objectives in the new math curriculum. You can choose one objective, or choose all the objectives for a year group. 

This game, together with all the other crystal crash games, is available as a single iPad or Android app.

1) Add numbers up to 10 (Y1)

6) Add three one-digit numbers (Y2)

11) Add a three-digit number and ones (Y3)

16) Add combinations of two and three digit numbers (y4)

2) Add numbers up to 20 (Y1)

7) Addition pairs that make 100 (multiples of 10) (Y3)

12) Add a three-digit number and tens (Y3)

17) Add combinations of decimals (1dp) (Y4)

3) Add a two-digit number and ones (Y2)

8) Addition pairs that make 100 (multiples of 5) (Y3)

13) Add a three-digit number and hundreds (Y3)

18) Add pairs of decimals (2dp) that make 1 (Y5 & Y6)

4) Add a two-digit number and tens (Y2)

9) Addition pairs that make 100 (Y3 & Y4)

14) Add pairs of decimals (1dp) that make 1 (Y4 & Y5)

19) Add combinations of three-digit numbers (Y5 & Y6)

5) Add two two-digit numbers (Y2)

10) Add pairs that make 1000 (multiples of 100) (Y3 & Y4)

15) Add pairs of decimals (1dp) that make 10 (Y4 & Y5)

20) Add combinations of decimals (2dp) (Y5 & Y6)

Subtraction - Crystal Crash Subtraction - Crystal Crash

The game was designed to cover all the mental subtraction objectives in the new math curriculum. You can choose one objective, or choose all the objectives for a year group. 

This game, together with all the other crystal crash games, is available as a single iPad or Android app.

1) Subtract numbers from up to 10 (Y1)

6) Subtract from 100 (multiples of 10) (Y3)

11) Subtract tens from a three-digit number (Y3)

16) Subtract combinations of decimals (1dp) (Y4)

2) Subtract numbers from up to 20 (Y1)

7)Subtract from 100 (multiples of 5) (Y3)

12) Subtract hundreds from a three-digit number (Y3)

17) Subtract a decimal (2dp) from 1  (Y5 & Y6)

3) Subtract ones from a two-digit number (Y2)

8) Subtract from 100 (Y3 & Y4)

13) Subtract a decimal (1dp) from 1 (Y4 & Y5)

18) Subtract combinations of three-digit numbers (Y5 & Y6)

4) Subtract tens from a two-digit number (Y2)

9) Subtract from 1000 (multiples of 100) (Y3 & Y4)

14) Subtract a decimal (1dp) from 10 (Y4 & Y5)

19) Subtract combinations of decimals (2dp) (Y5 & Y6)

5) Subtract a two-digit number from a two-digit number (Y2)

10) Subtract ones from a three-digit number(Y3)

15) Subtract two-digit numbers from three-digit numbers (y4)