# Calculators

**How do you keep mental mathematics interesting? ...How do you engage children in 'estimating'? ...How do you make calculator work meaningful?**

These are all vital questions, and finding appropriate solutions can become increasingly difficult the further into Key Stage 2 you teach! **Read more »**

**This is a wonderful calculator activity that really gets the children thinking and learning.**

It was created by one of our **mathsticks+ members**, Becky B., who adapted it from our earlier **Calculator Activity** resources. **Read more »**

**This is a follow-up to our popular Calculator Activity-1.**

While that original resource focused exclusively on Addition, this one helps children develop their understanding (and accuracy) when reading written numbers and calculating with **both** addition and subtraction.

**This is a straightforward number chasing game for two children using a calculator**. The game give children plenty of practice using a calculator and encourages them to solve multiplication and division problems mentally. **Read more »**

**This is another clear board game designed to help children develop confidence with products and factors.**

The focus here is on the five times-table. **Read more »**

**This is a straightforward maths board game from the "four-in-a-row" family.** The overt focus is for children to practice using a calculator to double numbers; however, the covert focus is for children to mentally halve numbers! **Read more »**

**This calculator activity **is an extension of one which was published as part of the National Numeracy Strategy in 1999. It has a dual focus; the first one (as you might expect) is to involve the children in accurately using a calculator. The second is to engage the children in reading numerical vocabulary. **Read more »**