# 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

## 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

#### 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 ...

#### 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 ...

#### Year 6- Four Operations Maths Vocabulary

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Year 6- Four Operations Maths Vocabulary Supports those teaching White Rose

#### Morning Maths Arithmetic Starter - All Four Operations Fluency Starter for Year 5 and 6.

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**Morning Maths Arithmetic Starter - All Four Operations Fluency Starter for Year 5 and 6.** 20 slides As a school, we use this simple technique every morning and the children's arithmetic has improved so much . One slide is used each day and the children can choose the challenge but must complete...

#### 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...

#### 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

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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...

#### Four Operations Fractions Worksheet (with answers)

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A whole page of Four Operations Fractions with answers on a separate page. I deal for lessons or homework.

### Lesson ideas

#### 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

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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

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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

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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

#### Game to help with place value, +,-,x and /.

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Use alongside Nrich: http://nrich.maths.org/6606 Or use as a stand alone resource.

#### 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...

#### Four Operations

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Addition, subtraction, multiplication & division cards A4 size for display. PPT included for editing if you wish.

#### 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...

#### Mathematical Operations Cards

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A set of cards with different words relating to the four mathematical operations. Can be used for display. Contains: \- 15 synonyms for addition \- 14 synonyms for subtraction \- 8 synonyms for multiplication \- 10 synonyms for division \- 9 synonyms for equals

#### KaBoom Card Game Bundle One | Arithmetic

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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 ...