# Developing Basic Number skills

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

## 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

#### Addition and Subtraction Worksheet

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Three pages of calculations and questions related to addition and subtraction that rise in challenge, starting with simple column addition and subtraction questions before moving to fluency, reasoning and problem solving style questions.

#### 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...

#### Addition and Subtraction Silhouette Sheets

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Engaging puzzle activities on addition and subtraction that are ideal as either a consolidation for lower ability KS3-GCSE pupils or a lesson starter for higher attainers. Pupils must answer the questions and shade out the answers in the grid above. When they have finished they should see the n...

#### Decimal Addition and Subtraction Worksheet

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This worksheet is a combination of my decimal addition and decimal subtraction worksheets, aimed at teachers who prefer to teach these together. There are three sections, the red section assists pupils by setting out the problems for them at first before forcing them to do so themselves. In the...

### Times tables

#### 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....

#### Times Tables Bingo

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Creates a complete times tables bingo game (2x to 12x). Generates a list of random questions and a set of 33 bingo cards randomised each time. UPDATED: Now ensures no repeated numbers in the cards or in the answers to questions.

#### Times Table Practice

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These power points let students practise their times tables (with out relying on the internet! I have been caught out with that before which is why I made this). The first power point allows you to choose which times table the student will practice, if they get the question wrong it will ask them to...

#### Times Table Test Pack

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This test pack contains tests for the 2-12 times tables. Each test is comprised of 10 questions, each with a random mixture of calculation order and blanks. Children should complete the test in one minute or less. Following that, you could have the children swap for peer correction and they can cir...

### Multiplication and division

#### Structured Multiplication and Division Word Problems

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This structured worksheet guides students through the method of using scaling to answer multiplication and division questions. Students will need to consider if they are scaling up or down and hence work out if they are multiplying or dividing. Structured Multiplication Word Problems and Structured ...

#### Bingo Generator for Multiplication and Division

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Randomly generates a games of bingo to practice multiplication, division or both. You can choose whether to include negatives, and set the size of the factors determining the multiplication. Use the **Instruction** tab to generate a new game. Use the **Read Aloud** tab to read the calls to students...

#### The Breaking up strategy for division

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Written for use with the NumberSense curriculum but relevant to all. A step by step instruction for using the breaking up strategy to divide large numbers by single digits.

#### Standard form multiplication and division

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General lesson/powerpoint and example sheet Any feedback welcome.

### Order of operations (BIDMAS)

#### Bidmas Spiders

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I needed something for my top set Year 8 to get their teeth into regarding &quot;order of operations&quot; 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

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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

#### The four operations: practice with integers, fractions, decimals, surds, algebraic terms

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This worksheet is a good starter activity, or the basis of a longer lesson. The key aim is to apply a consistent understanding of each of the four operations; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, regardless of the topic area. For addition, subtraction and division, the 'denominat...

#### Four operations differentiated worksheet + answers

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This worksheet contains questions on the 4 operations (8 questions per operation), differentiated 3 ways. Level 1: **Addition** 3 digit + 2 digit **Subtraction** 2 digit - 2 digit **Multiplication** 2 digit x 1 digit **Division** 2 digit 1 digit Level 2: **Addition** 3 digit + 3 digit (plus ...