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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New Maths Curriculum:
Year 3: Solve problems, including missing number problems, using number facts, place value, and more complex addition and subtraction
Year 4: Solve addition and subtraction two-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.
Year 5: Solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why
KS2 Primary Framework:
Year 3: Solve one–step and two–step problems involving numbers, money or measures, including time, choosing and carrying out appropriate calculations
Year 4: 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: 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
Year 6: Solve multi-step problems, and problems involving fractions, decimals and percentages; choose and use appropriate calculation strategies at each stage, including calculator use