Multiplying - mental and oral starter

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 »

fractions-decimals-calculator-maths-teachingThis 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 »

Calculator activity - addition and subtraction resource

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.

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Maths calculator gameThis 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 »

Calculator maths game - five times tableThis 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 »

A doubling numbers gameThis 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 »

Calculator activity for childrenThis 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 »

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