I couldn't find any materials on this when I needed to teach my year 3 class what the equals sign REALLY meant.
I have included the lesson plan I used, the 3 differentiated worksheets and a Powerpoint I made.
Also have included a homework set of resource sheets (could alternatively be used in class as a reinforcement at a later date.)

UPDATE: I have added a more challenging resource for year 3/4


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  • Role of the equals sign.ppt
  • Equals-Sign.pdf
  • observation numeracy the role of the equals sign lesson plan.pdf
  • role of the equals sign.pdf
  • missingnumbers.notebook
  • role of equals sign homework.pdf
  • missingnumbersmultiplicationdivision.doc
  • observation-numeracy-the-role-of-the-equals-sign-lesson-plan.pdf
  • role-of-equals-sign-homework.pdf
  • the_equals_sign.doc
  • missing-numbers-easy.doc
  • missing-numbers-harder.doc
  • missing-numbers-middle.doc
  • missing-numbers-very-easy.doc

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25 Reviews

  • 4
    user avatarkilindini6 months agoreport

    Will use this resource to consolidate my addition and subtraction concepts. Thank you.

    • user avatardave_orrittReply from Author6 months ago

      I am glad you found useful, thanks for the review.

    • user avatardave_orrittReply from Authora month ago

      Thanks for the review

  • 2

    I wish this was a bit more challenging. But I can see lots of time and effort was put into this.

    • user avatardave_orrittReply from Authora month ago

      Thanks for your feedback. What year group did you use this for? Have now added a more challenging version too.

  • 5
    user avatartrevg2 years agoreport

    Thank you Dave you have saved a lot of time this evening MUCH APPRECIATED !! :-)

  • 4
    user avatarKathrynNS2 years agoreport

    Great resource, saved me a lot of time - thanks! 4 rather than 5 stars as per laceycousins point.

  • 5

    Fantastic- thanks!