I have been a Key Stage 2 teacher for many years and love giving my students opportunities to be activity involved in their learning. I like creating task cards and activities which enable to children to engage, enjoy and extend their learning.

I have been a Key Stage 2 teacher for many years and love giving my students opportunities to be activity involved in their learning. I like creating task cards and activities which enable to children to engage, enjoy and extend their learning.

Want your students to practise the grid method and formal written methods for multiplication but want something more than just boring calculations? Look no further! Included in this package are 32 tasks cards each with 2 spot the mistake tasks to engage, enrich and extend understanding of the grid method and formal written methods for TUxU and HTUxU.
There are 8 tasks for each type of method so work can differentiated across the class depending on their ability and understanding of the different written methods. They could also be used into conjunction with manipulatives and resources.
8 calculations for each method, 2 on each sheet. Each calculation has an error – wrong multiplication fact, incorrect addition, amounts not carried to the next column etc. Students can identify what is the error, explain clearly the mistake and suggest advice as if they were the teacher. Finally the correct calculation can be written.
There are 4 different written methods for TU x U, grid method and formal written methods. 4 different written methods for HTU x U – grid method and formal written methods.
All xU are x3, x4 or x5 so students concentrate on the method rather than the multiplication facts.
The task cards have been made so that they are easy to photocopy and use. They could be enlarged for those who need more space for their writing.
They could be used as an activity for individuals or students could work in a group of 4 and each complete the first box and then pass to the person on their left, complete the next section and pass again until all the sections are completed. The first box could be used just on its own and students just spot the mistake and write the correct answer in their books – the possibilities are endless! Answers are included.
This activity relates to NC Mathematics Programme of Study:
Yr 3 - Write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division using the multiplication tables that they know, including for two-digit numbers times one-digit numbers, using mental and progressing to formal written methods
Yr 4 - multiply two-digit and three-digit numbers by a one-digit number using formal written layout
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ALSO AVAILABLE ARE:
Error Analysis / Spot the Mistake Task Cards for Written Multiplication Complete Set is available which contains these sheets and the sheets for Year 5/6.
For this resource AND Mastering Multiplication Tables Tests AND Multiplication and Division Puzzles please go to Multiplication Bundle for Year 3 & 4

These number bond puzzles are a fun and engaging way of practising important number bond facts and link to Numicon. Included in this pack are 5 lots of each type of number bond puzzle:
5 x number bonds to 10 with Numicon paired with Numicon.
5 x number bonds to 10 with Numicon paired with numbers.
Great for Year 1 & 2.
How to use:
Simply print the sheets, laminate so they last longer and then cut the hexagons. Students are to then join the hexagons together using number bonds knowledge. The final shape should make a ‘flower’ shape with a hexagon in the middle and 6 around the outside.
These puzzles can be used in any spare 5-10 minutes. As an early morning consolidation activity or as even as an extension activity for early finishers.
I also have in my shop:
Number Bonds to 10 & 20 Puzzles
Number Bonds to 100 Puzzles
Complete set of Number Bonds to 10, 20 & 100

32 bar model trio jigsaw cards. These have a word problem, bar model and the number sentence. These are particularly suitable for Year 1 and 2 children who use the bar model and methods linked to The White Rose Maths.
I have included the 32 trios and then also included versions where only one element is present e.g. just the word problem so that children could work out what is the bar model and number sentence independently. I have also included a list of different ways in which you could use this resource so that it is useful for learning multiplication and division throughout the year.
(There are 2 versions of bar modelling included in this pack - using a bracket and using 2 bars - please look at the preview to see)
All calculations involve either the x2, x5 or x10 tables.
***ALSO AVAILABLE***
Addition and Subtraction Bar Model Trios Yr 1 & 2
Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication & Division Bar Model Trios Yr 1 & 2 COMPLETE SET

These number bond puzzles are a fun and engaging way of practising important number bond facts. Included in this pack are 5 lots of each type of number bond puzzle:
5 x number bonds to 10 (e.g. 4, 6)
5 x number bonds to 20 (e.g. 12, 8)
How to use:
Simply print the sheets, laminate so they last longer and then cut the hexagons. Students are to then join the hexagons together using number bonds knowledge. The final shape should make a ‘flower’ shape with a hexagon in the middle and 6 around the outside.
These differentiated puzzles can be used in any spare 5-10 minutes. As an early morning consolidation activity or as even as an extension activity for early finishers.
I have included a spare empty hexagon template so you could make your own. I’ve even had students make their own version.
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Number bonds to 100 puzzles
Number bonds to 10, 20 & 100 COMPLETE set
Number bonds to 10 with Numicon

This is a ‘whodunnit’ type of activity linked to the Ancient Romans where a Roman Imperial Centurion helmet has been stolen. Students need to work out who stole it, at what time and where is can now be found. It is aimed at Year 4 objectives.
On the sheet, they are given 6 possible answers for each part of the crime and each time they get an answer correct they are given a clue as a co-ordinate. Students need to use the grid to find that particular co-ordinate and that will give them an answer in the form of a time, place or person. This answer needs to then be crossed out on the main sheet. The three boxes which are not crossed out at the end will reveal who stole the helmet, when and where it can now be found.
There are 15 Roman numerals questions which focus on the Year 4 objective:
Read Roman numerals to 100 (I to C) and know that over time, the numeral system changed to include the concept of 0 and place value.
These objectives are also covered in this whodunnit activity:
Read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12- and 24-hour clocks
Describe positions on a 2-D grid as coordinates in the first quadrant

Practise the skills of identifying primes, multiples, squares and factors by using these games, squared number investigation cards and odd one out factor cards. Resources that can be used many times during the whole year but great for revision too.

This is a ‘whodunnit’ type of activity linked to the Football World Cup trophy being stolen. Students need to work out how it was stolen, at what time and where is can now be found.
On the sheet, they are given 6 possible answers for each part of the crime and each time they get an answer correct they are given a clue which enables them to cross out one or two of the possible answers.
There are 10 statistics based questions which focus on the Year 6 objectives:
Interpret pie charts and use these to solve problems
Calculate and interpret the mean as an average
This activity could be done as individuals, pairs and small groups. The answer sheet has 10 boxes for any working out. Simply print out the 10 questions, cut up and place around the classroom so students can move between them (or you could have them passed between students while they sit). I have included a QR code version too.

A bundle of number bond puzzles to last the whole year. Number bond puzzles to 10 with Numicon for those needing pictorial support, number bonds to 10 & 20 and finally number bonds to 100 using a range of multiples of 10, 5 and finally any number.
These support the NC Programmes of Study in Year 1 & 2:
Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20
Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100

Make practising number bonds an engaging and fun activity with these differentiated puzzles. Included in this pack are 5 lots of each type of number bond puzzle:
5 x number bonds to 100 using multiples of 10 (e.g. 30, 70)
5 x number bonds to 100 using multiples of 5 (e.g. 45, 55)
5 x number bonds to 100 (e.g. 31, 69)
How to use:
Simply print the sheets, laminate so they last longer and then cut the hexagons. Students are to then join the hexagons together using number bonds knowledge. The final shape should make a ‘flower’ shape with a hexagon in the middle and 6 around the outside.
These differentiated puzzles can be used in any spare 5-10 minutes. As an early morning consolidation activity or as even as an extension activity for early finishers.
I have included a spare empty hexagon template so you could make your own. I’ve even had students make their own version.
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Number bonds to 10 with Numicon puzzles
Number bonds to 10 & 20 puzzles
Number bonds to 10, 20 & 100 COMPLETE set

A fun and engaging way to learn about nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. These resources can be used in many different ways to help your students learn about the differences between these parts of speech but also they can help develop their language use too. This is suitable for Year 3 & 4.
There are 15 of each nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs on pieces of popcorn which can be sorted or collected. A list of ideas of how these can be used is included in the pack.
There are also a 18 noun, verb, adjective and adverb activity cards which can be used as challenges for students to include in their writing or as a treasure hunt where they need to identify which word is a particular part of speech.

Support the learning of place value and number with this interactive display and challenge table activity pack. It is intended to be used throughout the year, particularly when place value is being taught. THIS RESOURCE HAS RECENTLY BEEN UPDATED TO NOW INCLUDE THE USE OF ONES AS WELL AS UNITS SO TEACHERS CAN CHOOSE WHICH WORD TO USE IN THEIR CLASSROOM.
Included in this pack are:
* important vocabulary for the topic,
* posters/display for important facts,
* 3 challenge table activities which can be spread over the year so that there is a different challenge each term you cover these particular topics, One is differentiated and answers have been provided.
*activities for children to work on independently or in small groups which are perfect as an extension task or early finishers task.
* full instructions of how these can be used.
These resources cover:
Read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1,000,000 and determine the value of each digit
Interpret negative numbers in context, count forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers, including through 0
Solve number problems and practical problems that involve all of the above
Read Roman numerals
***It is my plan to make a pack like this for each of the topics for Year 5 maths e.g. measurement, properties of shape etc so please follow me to get updates of when these are available. ***
THESE PLACE VALUE DISPLAY PACKS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE:
Year 4
Year 3
Year 2

Included in this pack are 2 sets of 32 loop cards.
The cat set link analogue and digital times to 5 minute intervals e.g. 11:40 and 9:25.
The dog set also link analogue and digital time but using 24 hour clock times e.g. 22:40 and 02:35. They are also using times to the 5 minute intervals.
These loop cards are great for whole class activities where each student has a card and they need to listen for their time and give their new time on their card. They could also be used as dominoes with a small group or as an individual to support or extend their understanding of how to tell the time from analogue or digital clocks and use 12 and 24 hour times.
These loop cards link to the NC mathematics Programme of Study:
Year 2 - Tell and write the time to five minutes
Year 3 - Tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I to XII, and 12-hour and 24-hour clocks
Year 4 - Read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12- and 24-hour clocks
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Telling the Time - quarter past and quarter to activities
Telling the Time - O'clock and half past activities
Comparing units of time freebie

***THIS IS RESOURCE IS A COMPLETE SET OF MY ERROR ANALYSIS / SPOT THE MISTAKE TASK CARDS FOR WRITTEN ADDITION METHODS FOR YEAR 5 & 6 AND ERROR ANALYSIS / SPOT THE MISTAKE TASK CARDS FOR WRITTEN SUBTRACTION METHODS FOR YEAR 5 & 6 ***
Teaching informal and formal written methods for addition and subtraction in Year 5 & 6 but tired of just lists of calculations? Look no further! Included in this package are 40 task cards each with 2 spot the mistake tasks to engage, enrich and extend understanding of column addition and subtraction methods.
There are 8 tasks for each type of method so work can differentiated across the class depending on their ability and understanding of the different written methods. They could also be used in conjunction with manipulatives and resources.
ADDITION: 8 calculations for each method, 2 on each sheet. Each calculation has an error – incorrect addition, amounts not carried to the next column or carried to the next column but then not added etc. Students can identify what is the error, explain clearly the mistake and suggest advice as if they were the teacher. Finally the correct calculation can be written.
The different methods include:
*THHTU+THHTU compact column addition
*3 differing number of whole numbers
*3 differing number of decimals
*addition of 3 different money amounts £ and $
SUBTRACTION: 8 calculations for each method, 2 on each sheet. Each calculation has an error –incorrect subtraction, amounts not exchanged to the next column etc. Students can identify what is the error, explain clearly the mistake and suggest advice as if they were the teacher. Finally the correct calculation can be written.
The different methods include:
*THHTU-THHTU compact column subtraction
*5-digit number - 5-digit number compact column subtraction
*TU.th - TU.th compact column subtraction
*TU.thth - TU.thth compact column subtraction
*differing number of digits
The task cards have been made with black line so that they are easy to photocopy and use.

Enjoy the Football World Cup 2018 with this whodunnit activity for Year 5. A great revision task of the Year 5 objectives.
The Football World Cup trophy has been stolen and you have been set the challenge of finding out who stole it, when, why and where it was hidden. Solve the questions to find all the answers.
Football World Cup 2018 Whodunnit Activity Year 4
Football World Cup 2018 Whodunnit Activity Year 3

Enjoy the Football World Cup 2018 with this whodunnit activity for Year 3. A great revision task of the Year 3 objectives.
The Football World Cup trophy has been stolen and you have been set the challenge of finding out who stole it, when, why and where it was hidden. Solve the questions to find all the answers.
Football World Cup 2018 Whodunnit Activity Year 4

Enjoy the Football World Cup 2018 with this whodunnit activity for Year 4. A great revision task of the Year 4 objectives.
The Football World Cup trophy has been stolen and you have been set the challenge of finding out who stole it, when, why and where it was hidden. Solve the questions to find all the answers.
Football World Cup 2018 Whodunnit Activity Year 3

These differentiated puzzles are a fun and engaging way of learning vital number bond facts. Included in this pack are 5 lots of each type of number bond puzzle:
5 x number bonds to 10 (e.g. 4, 6)
5 x number bonds to 20 (e.g. 12, 8)
5 x number bonds to 100 using multiples of 10 (e.g. 30, 70)
5 x number bonds to 100 using multiples of 5 (e.g. 45, 55)
5 x number bonds to 100 (e.g. 31, 69)
How to use:
Simply print the sheets, laminate so they last longer and then cut the hexagons. Students are to then join the hexagons together using number bonds knowledge. The final shape should make a ‘flower’ shape with a hexagon in the middle and 6 around the outside.
These differentiated puzzles can be used in any spare 5-10 minutes. As an early morning consolidation activity or as even as an extension activity for early finishers.
I have included a spare empty hexagon template so you could make your own. I’ve even had students make their own version.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PRODUCT IS A BUNDLE PACK OF MY OTHER PRODUCTS NUMBER BONDS TO 10 & 20 PUZZLES AND NUMBER BONDS TO 100 PUZZLES.

Included in this pack are 9 multiplication puzzles and 9 division puzzles to practise times tables for x2 to x10
How to use:
Simply print the sheets, laminate so they last longer and then cut the hexagons. Students are to then join the hexagons together using multiplication or division facts. The final shape should make a ‘flower’ shape with a hexagon in the middle and 6 around the outside.
These differentiated puzzles can be used in any spare 5-10 minutes. As an early morning consolidation activity or as even as an extension activity for early finishers.
These puzzles cover the NC Programme of Study:
Yr 2 - Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers
Yr 3 - Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables
Yr 4 - Recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12
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You might be interested in my other multiplication products:
Error Analysis / Spot the Mistake Task Cards for Multiplication in Yr 5 & 6
Error Analysis / Spot the Mistake Task Cards for Multiplication in Yr 3 & 4
Mastering Multiplication Times Tables Printable & Foldable Tests

32 bar model trio jigsaw cards. These have a word problem, bar model and the number sentence. These are particularly suitable for Year 1 and 2 children who use the bar model and methods linked to The White Rose Maths.
I have included the 32 trios and then also included versions where only one element is present e.g. just the word problem so that children could work out what is the bar model and number sentence independently. I have also included a list of different ways in which you could use this resource so that it is useful for learning addition and subtraction throughout the year. This pack has been updated so that it contain two ways of bar modelling - using brackets and using 2 bars. See the preview to see.
All calculations involve numbers between 1 - 50. 16 are addition and 16 are subtraction using the same numbers so when they are cut up as a jigsaw children need to think about whether it is 15 - 8 or 15 + 8.
***ALSO AVAILABLE***
Multiplication and Division Bar Model Trios Yr 1 & 2
Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication & Division Bar Model Trios Yr 1 & 2 COMPLETE SET

Enjoyed taking part in the White Rose Maths Hub Barvember? Here is an advent calendar with a difference - 4 word problems, everyday for 1st Dec to 24th Dec.
Included in this package are 4 word problems for 1st December to 24th December which encourage the use of the bar model. The bar model is a useful tool for helping children visualise and then solve maths problems. Even some of the most complex problems can be seen much easier when represented visually. This advent calen’bar’ provides an opportunity for everyone to just do some maths and enjoy the run up to Christmas.
Numbers 1 & 2 are simpler problems that involve 1 or two steps. This would be suitable for children who are younger or less confident using the bar model. Numbers 3 & 4 are slightly more complex and require several steps before solving the problem.
The PowerPoint includes all the of problems which could be displayed on the class whiteboard for the class to solve. I have included a black line smaller version of all the questions so that they could be printed off and stuck in books.
You could do these questions every day until the end of the school term, send the weekend dates home as homework or it could be used as a larger session where these problems could be posted around the room or even around the school and everyone takes part. Have some Christmas maths fun!