# Calculators, Addition

**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 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 »**