Developing Basic Number skills

Lessons, activities and worksheets for developing your KS3 and KS4 maths students' Basic Number skills

Tes Resources Team

Basic Number skills for KS3 and KS4 selection of numbers

Activity ideas, lesson presentations and fun games to help you to build your students' confidence with their Basic Number skills

To support you as you develop your secondary maths students' Basic Number skills, so that you can go on to consolidate their learning and challenge them further, we've hand-picked this selection of lesson activities, practice tasks and engaging games, covering everything from addition and subtraction to times tables and BIDMAS.

Addition and subtraction

Mental Maths | Quiz Quiz Trade Cards | Addition & Subtraction
Cameron Eaves

Mental Maths | Quiz Quiz Trade Cards | Addition & Subtraction

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Quiz Quiz Trade is a great way to get your students moving and engaged! These cards are a fun way to work on addition and subtraction and can be used every day! The level of questioning is differentiated and caters to a range of abilities. Steps: 1.Cut cards with questions and answers back to ba...
Written Methods of Addition
MightyMaths

Written Methods of Addition

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Explore, Explain, Extend worksheet of using different methods for addition. Three step sheet to allow students to practice basic methods as well as extending their understanding using literacy and puzzle solving techniques. I have taken inspiration from my teaching experience and working with RME....
Subtracting LA
rickers83

Subtracting LA

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A powerpoint I have adapted from the original to teach written method of subtraction to low ability student. Used in year 7 catch up lessons

Times tables

The Ultimate Times Table Practice Sheet
andytaylor125

The Ultimate Times Table Practice Sheet

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This nice and simple write-on worksheet uses random numbers to generate the calculations and is completely customisable! ***** Easy to choose any, some or all times tables ***** 3 'Mini Sheets' per page ***** Different question types in each Excel 'tab': Mixture, Multiplication, Multiplication wi...
Times Tables: Beat the Computer
skettle

Times Tables: Beat the Computer

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Run this powerpoint to test quick recall of times tables facts. Type over the existing material to change questions and add more slides by copying and pasting new slides in. Adjust the timings to suit your class. Effective timings and sound effects This was used with a low ability year 5 class bu...
Times Table Mastery Check
krisgreg30

Times Table Mastery Check

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A range of times table mastery check documents. Each one contains 10 questions that check children's understanding of the a times table through more complex methods than just giving them a times table test. Included are word problems, reasoning questions and showing the relationship between numbers....

Multiplication and division

Division (Bingo)
SimplyEffectiveEducation

Division (Bingo)

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This bingo game on division facts would make a great starter for lessons on any kind of mental and written calculations. Use a mastery approach and make sure your students have the prior knowledge in place to access your lesson. No printing, copying or fussing - just a great starter to engage y...

Order of operations (BIDMAS)

Bidmas Spiders
alutwyche

Bidmas Spiders

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I needed something for my top set Year 8 to get their teeth into regarding "order of operations" and since I'm clearly into spiders at the moment this was born. It asks student to place operations and brackets into calculations to make them equal a certain total. There are 4 that g...
BIDMAS Points Challenge Worksheet
The Vault .

BIDMAS Points Challenge Worksheet

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BIDMAS worksheet which allows for personalised learning/differentiation. Can be used as practice or revision of the topic and allows for both repetition and challenge for pupils. Worksheet comes with teacher information and solutions.

All four operations (no context and in context)