KS1, Addition

Teaching counting - ladybird activityA 'FlapJack' is a counting puzzle designed to help young children recognise different ways of achieving a total.

I'm not sure where the original name came from, but it is a distant memory that it was based on counting currants in real flap jack biscuits. We featured a version of this in our Christmas eBook for 2011. Here we have an updated version for summer! Read more »

number bond maths bingo gameHere's a simple Reverse Bingo Bonds Game. Read more »

teaching maths with diceThis is a simple, fun dice game for two players. The focus is on reinforcing calculation skills and looking for combinations of numbers that create specific totals.

The game uses a windows board which is based on a photograph of a real building, the resource could be used as part of a topic on buildings or homes. Or the idea can be transferred to large-scale use in the playground using chalk or card numbers. Read more »

Boxes a maths calculation gameThis is a unique twist on an old pencil and paper game. The focus is on addition, subtraction and multiplication, as well as adding a little strategic thinking and problem solving.

The children work in pairs on a 'dotty' sheet, playing a version of boxes... they take it in turns to join two horizontally or vertically adjacent dots by a line. Read more »

Easter maths gameHere's a quirky little game idea with an Easter/Egg theme.

The focus is on addition and subtraction of small numbers, and the activities are perfect for early Key Stage 1 children. Read more »

Calculation GameThis little number hunt activity could be used as a paired-starter, or as a game.

The focus is on finding trios of numbers which can be used to create addition and/or subtraction sentences.

For example, 4, 6, 10 are triples since they can be used as the basis for the following simple calculations:
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Number bond resources - cuisenaire circlesMaths teaching can be a little predictable at times. The idea here is to offer a different way of visualising addition problems and number bond sequences to 10. Read more »