Solve number problems and practical problems involving these ideas

New Maths Curriculum (2014): Year 3 objectives.

 
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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Balancing Calculations Balancing Calculations

Find the missing number to balance the calculations. 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 subtraction and division)

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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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Adding Money - Digit Drag Adding Money - Digit Drag

A challenging game in which you have to drag the digit cards to make the correct amount of money. Great for developing problem solving skills, generating 'rules' and encouraging trial and improvement.

How much more money? How much more money?

Find the total of a set of coins and then work out how much more is needed to make a given amount. A number line is then shown to help support calculation strategies.

Includes the option of a range of international coins.

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Place Value Digit Drag Place Value Digit Drag

Great as a mental starter when you are teaching place value. Encourages lots of higher order mathematical thinking. Can be extended by asking children to express the general rules that will help them to answer each question.

Drag the digits to make: the biggest possible number, or the 2nd smallest number, or the biggest odd number, or a number which is closest in value to another given number.

Click here for the decimal version of the game.

Placing Numbers on a Number Line Placing Numbers on a Number Line

This is a new version and is also available as an ipad app. You can play the old version here.

Drag the flag to the correct position on a number line. Lots of choice over level, including whole numbers, negative number and decimals. Can be used to teach place value, approximation skills, and reading varying scales.

Choose one type of number line or for more of a challenge you can select several. Work quickly to get more time, build your score and climb up the leaderboard.

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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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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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