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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Game Objectives

New Maths Curriculum:

Year 2: Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers

Year 3: Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables

Year 4: Recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12

Year 5: Multiply and divide numbers mentally drawing upon known facts

Year 6: Perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers

Primary Framework Objectives:

Year 2:

Derive and recall multiplication facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times-tables and the related division facts; recognise multiples of 2, 5 and 10

Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication or division in contexts of numbers, measures or pounds and pence

Use the symbols +, –, ×, ÷ and = to record and interpret number sentences involving all four operations; calculate the value of an unknown in a number sentence

Year 3:

Derive and recall multiplication facts for the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10 times-tables and the corresponding division facts

Multiply one-digit and two-digit numbers by 10 or 100, and describe the effect

Understand that division is the inverse of multiplication and vice versa; use this to derive and record related multiplication and division number sentences

Solve one-step and two-step problems involving numbers, money or measures, including time, choosing and carrying out appropriate calculations

Year 4:

Derive and recall multiplication facts up to 10 x 10 and the related division facts.

Multiply and divide numbers to 1000 by 10 and then 100 (whole-number answers), understanding the effect; relate to scaling up or down

Identify the doubles of two-digit numbers; use these to calculate doubles of multiples of 10 and 100 and derive the corresponding halves

Solve one-step and two-step problems involving numbers, money or measures, including time; choose and carry out appropriate calculations, using calculator methods where appropriate

Year 5:

Recall quickly multiplication facts up to 10 × 10 ,derive quickly corresponding division facts.

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

Use understanding of place value to multiply and divide whole numbers and decimals by 10, 100 or 1000

Year 6:

Use knowledge of place value and multiplication facts to 10 x 10 to derive related division facts involving decimals.

Solve multi-step problems, and problems involving fractions, decimals and percentages; choose and use appropriate calculation strategies at each stage, including calculator use

Calculate mentally with integers and decimals U.t ± U.t, TU × U, TU ÷ U, U.t × U, U.t ÷ U