Develop and use written methods to record, support or explain addition and subtraction of two-digit and three-digit numbers

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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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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.

Expanded Addition using Place Value Counters Expanded Addition using Place Value Counters

A step towards a more formal written method of columnar addition. 

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.

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.

 

Expanded Addition Expanded Addition

Add the partitioned numbers beginning with the largest. Choice of 2-digit, 3-digit or 4-digit numbers. An important conceptual step before a more formal method of column addition.

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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.

Difference using a marked number line Difference using a marked number line

Count on from the smaller number to the larger. As numbers are added to the balance scale they are also shown on the number line. Children should be encouraged to use their knowledge of number bonds to develop efficient mental methods.

Levels include counting up to 10, 20, 50 or 100, finding the difference between 2-digit numbers and decimals.

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Difference using an unmarked number line Difference using an unmarked number line

Find the difference between two numbers by counting on from the smaller number to the larger number. Children must add the fewest numbers possible, so are encouraged to develop more efficient mental methods. The addition is also shown as jumps on a number line.

Levels include counting up to 10, 20, 50 or 100, finding the difference between 2-digit numbers, 3-digit numbers and decimals.

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Column Subtraction Column Subtraction

Working towards an efficent method of column subtraction. Can be used to demonstate expanded subtraction (in which the numbers are partitioned) with or without the need for  borrowing.

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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.

Subtraction Using a Number Line Subtraction Using a Number Line

Practice jumping from the smaller number to the larger number on a number line. Lots of choice of level, including; jumping from a 2-digit number to 100, from a 2-digit number to a 3-digit number and between 3-digit numbers. Great for developing mental methods of calculation.

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