Primary maths: Calculations with four operations

Ensure primary pupils are confident when calculating with the four operations using these classroom activities, lesson ideas, games and displays

Tes Resources Team

Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication & Division Symbols To Represent Primary Calculation With Four Operations

Top resources to make sure that pupils can use addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with confidence

At the heart of most mathematical problems is the requirement to add, subtract, multiply, divide or, more commonly in real-life, a combination of the four operations. Not only does this mean that students need to be fluent with all of the processes, but they also need to know which order to use them. Sound tricky? It doesn’t need to be with this helpful collection of ready-to-use resources, created by teachers in the Tes community.

Classroom activities

Multiplication and Division Word Problems
FullShelf

Multiplication and Division Word Problems

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Use as challenge cards for early finishers, extension and revision etc in Upper Key Stage 2 (KS2) Year 5 and Year 6 (Y5 and Y6) - *or Second Level, Primary 6 and 7 in Scotland*). Multiplying and dividing problem solving skills (mostly multi-step) are practised in a range of contexts with these **48 ...
Addition on a number line to 20
tesSpecialNeeds

Addition on a number line to 20

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A clearly laid out number line worksheet activity, with number lines scale up to 20 next to each calculation so pupils can draw the 'jumps' to help them reach the correct answer. The first sheet has an example and some basic addition calculations while an additional blank template is added so you ...
Four Operations Problem Solving Cards
krisgreg30

Four Operations Problem Solving Cards

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40 cards that look at addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Handy to just give children as a challenge task or a starter to get them thinking, with questions that challenge fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Written with 5/6 in mind but could be used in other year groups.
Halloween Maths | Colouring | Four Operations
Cameron Eaves

Halloween Maths | Colouring | Four Operations

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This is a great independent maths activity for students to do during Halloween. It will brighten up your class and develop mental maths skills at the same time! The multiplication and division worksheets will challenge your students, whilst the addition and subtraction are great differentiation. Thi...
Four Operations Number Investigation
Jojo G

Four Operations Number Investigation

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Children investigate puzzle and problems involving the digits 0-9. Includes two warm up puzzles and the investigation- how many ways can you make 200-300? Always lots of opportunity to explore very large number as well as decimals, and practise all four operations.
Fractions (Four operations) - Thoughts and Crosses
onitmaths

Fractions (Four operations) - Thoughts and Crosses

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Resource; Fractions four operations - Thoughts and Crosses. 8 questions of adding fractions, 8 questions of subtracting fractions, 8 questions of dividing fractions, 8 questions of multiplying fractions. This is a fluency task - an engaging activity to get pupils to practice the four operations ...
Decimal Addition and Subtraction Worksheet
prof689

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...

Lesson ideas

Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
krisgreg30

Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

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A Powerpoint that looks at the relationship between addition and subtraction and between multiplication and division. Useful as an introduction or a recap for children, exploring the links between operations as well as introducing algebraic links for children and the way in which the equals sign c...
Multiplication and division
ResourceOwl

Multiplication and division

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Multiplying and dividing by 7, supports White Rose scheme and National Curriculum: Y4 use place value, known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally. Also supports White Rose maths Teaching PowerPoint, with visuals, with questions linked to follow up activities, to encourage independent l...
Year 6- Four Operations     Common Factors - White Rose Maths
mrkeechsclassroom

Year 6- Four Operations Common Factors - White Rose Maths

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Carefully crafted teaching presentation with everything you need to teach this small step of White Rose Maths Year 6 Autumn Block 2 Four Operations. This presentation follows the mastery approach of concrete, pictorial and abstract, whilst implementing all aspects of Rosenshine's principles of instr...
The Four Operations - Year 6
Online_Teaching_Resources

The Four Operations - Year 6

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The Four Operations - Year 6 This Year 6 maths teaching resource includes a PowerPoint and differentiated worksheets for independent learning, to guide your class through using the four operations to solve calculations and multi-step problems as per the curriculum objectives of the Year 6 maths pro...

Games and displays

 

Multiplication, division, addition and subtraction challenge
rooney33

Multiplication, division, addition and subtraction challenge

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3 quizzes to reinforce multiplication, division, addition and subtraction. In the multiplication crossword pupils have to solve the operations and then complete the crossword using the answers. In the addition and subtraction challenge pupils complete the sums then look for the answer in the word se...
Dice Game for Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication.
smidgealot

Dice Game for Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication.

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Suitable for paired or individual work. Also great as a holding activity. Roll the dice, write the number in the first box. Roll again then add/subtract/multiply the two numbers. Record on the worksheets. There are 4 worksheets that are great to photocopy and reuse. Differentiation: lower abil...
Snakes and ladders multiplication and division games. 2-12
miketaylorsthelens

Snakes and ladders multiplication and division games. 2-12

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Included are a full collection of snakes and ladders games to encourage the learning, instant recall and consolidation of multiplication and division facts. They are all fully editable so more facts can be added, deleted or changed. If you are a timer to the game, it will encourage the use...
KaBoom Card Game Bundle One | Arithmetic
LittleStreams

KaBoom Card Game Bundle One | Arithmetic

5 Resources
These KaBoom cards are a fun way to practice key arithmetic skills, with differentiation built in. Players choose whether they want to choose an easier question (red), but will receive less points for their correct answer, or risk a more challenging question (green) and gain greater rewards. Packs ...
Times tables display
bethcarrrr

Times tables display

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Times tables display 2-10 in varying colours: red, orange, yellow, blue, green, brown, purple, pink and multicoloured.