Solve one-step and two-step problems involving whole numbers and decimals and all four operations, choosing and using appropriate calculation strategies, including calculator use

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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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Ratio and Scaling Numbers Word Problems Ratio and Scaling Numbers Word Problems

Designed to help children to visualise the relationships between numbers when answering word problems involving ratio and scaling quantities. Children should see that sometimes it is easier to scale numbers in one 'direction' than the other, and that they can choose the most efficient method.

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Thinking of a Number Thinking of a Number

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

Use brackets to order operations Use brackets to order operations

Use a calculator to carry out calculations with more than one step using brackets and the memory.

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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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Decimal Place Value Digit Drag Decimal Place Value Digit Drag

Drag the digits to make the decimal closest in value to a given number.

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Reading Scales - Capacity Word Problems Reading Scales - Capacity Word Problems

Read the scales on the measuring cylinder and answer word problems involving addition and subtraction. Play against the clock for points.

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Adding Decimals - Digit Drag Adding Decimals - Digit Drag

Drag the digits to add decimal numbers and make a given total. 

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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Balancing scales - convert between g and kg Balancing scales - convert between g and kg

The scale is loaded with between 1 and 4 weights. The user then has to balance the scales, converting between g and kg in the process. There is a great deal of control over the level.

A great starter to explore addition, subtraction / difference and partitioning as well as the relationship between grams and kilograms. Levels include converting whole kg to g (and vice versa), converting fractions of kg (eg 1/4kg = 250g) and weights in kg to 1 and 2 decimal places.

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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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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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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.

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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Money Multiplication problems Money Multiplication problems
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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Bar Charts Bar Charts

Interpret data using bar charts. A number of different levels available.

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ITP Function Machine ITP Function Machine

View full screen in your browser.  One or two-step function machine. Choose an input and explore how it is transformed by one or two number functions.

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