Aim: to practise seeing numbers at a glance. Pupils write down the answers to 25 visual problems.


  • Mental maths 1.ppt

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Created: Jul 26, 2009

Updated: Mar 5, 2012

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3 Reviews

  • 3

    A useful resource but would benefit from slides early on to develop the children's ability to 'see' the 5s and build up.

  • 5

    Updated version. Please find the new combined version here:

    Sorry about the detours, don't know how to replace my first two powerpoints.


  • 5

    differentiation. Those pupils who feel the need to count one by one will need to do some more 'Show me' activities with a bead frame. While others practise writing down the numerals for each slide, they could try matching the given number on their bead frame.

    Only when children can recognise these numbers at a glance will they be able to use number lines, partition number symbols, and write equations with understanding.