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Addition and subtraction of numbers with more than 4 digits

  • Year group: Year 5
  • Term: Autumn
  • Topic: Addition and subtraction
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Keystage: KS2
  • Age Range: 9 to 10 yrs
  • Unit can be taught out of sequence: N
  • Week Range: 4 - 5

In this chapter, pupils extend their understanding of addition and subtraction to include larger integers.

Building on learning from previous chapters, pupils add and subtract whole numbers with more than four digits, including using formal written methods such as columnar addition and subtraction. They also mentally add and subtract increasingly large numbers.

Pupils use rounding to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, levels of accuracy.

They also solve increasingly complex problems with more than one step. Many of the problems are set in authentic, real-life contexts and require pupils to use representations (eg, bar modelling) to decide which operations and methods to use. They should be able to explain why they chose a particular method.

 Download all addition and subtraction chapters as a PDF 

Resources for this topic

White Rose Maths

Finding the difference

An opportunity for children to work with numbers with more than 4 digits.
By WRMaths

Mathematics Mastery

Addition and subtraction of numbers with more than 4 digits

Select ‘View more’ for an accompanying video.

Enabling teachers to continuously develop their practice is a key element of the Mathematics Mastery Programme.

This CPD video provides step-by-step guidance on addition and subtraction of numbers with more than 4 digits.

Our videos aim to:

• Model teaching tips, techniques and clarify how to make connections between concrete, pictorial and abstract representations
• Support the teaching of different methods and concepts, rather than focusing on one method only
• Enhance subject knowledge and support non-specialists

Like what you see?

Mathematics Mastery is a professional development programme for teachers with a mission to transform mathematics education in the UK.

This task is just a taster of the complete classroom resources we offer. We also provide in-depth development training, online CPD, specialist support and assessment tools.

We believe all elements of our programme are vital in creating lasting change – enabling every child to enjoy and succeed in mathematics.

Want to find out more? Check out our free resources and blogs or join an information session.

By Mathematics Mastery

Addition and subtraction of numbers with more than 4 digits

Select ‘View more’ for an accompanying video.

Enabling teachers to continuously develop their practice is a key element of the Mathematics Mastery Programme.

This CPD video provides step-by-step guidance on addition and subtraction of numbers with more than 4 digits.

Our videos aim to:

• Model teaching tips, techniques and clarify how to make connections between concrete, pictorial and abstract representations
• Support the teaching of different methods and concepts, rather than focusing on one method only
• Enhance subject knowledge and support non-specialists

Like what you see?

Mathematics Mastery is a professional development programme for teachers with a mission to transform mathematics education in the UK.

This task is just a taster of the complete classroom resources we offer. We also provide in-depth
development training, online CPD, specialist support and assessment tools.

We believe all elements of our programme are vital in creating lasting change – enabling every child to enjoy and succeed in mathematics.

Want to find out more? Check out our free resources and blogs or join an information session.

By Mathematics Mastery

Resources shared by teachers

Year 5 - Addition and Subtraction - Week 4

This pack of resources covers Year 5 addition and subtraction for the 4th week of the autumn term. The resources support a mastery approach to teaching mathematics. CPA (Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract) is promoted throughout therefore ensuring you have appropriate concrete resources in your classroom is recommended to make full use of the packs.

Week 4 includes worksheets and activities on:
- Addition and Subtraction - column method
- Addition and Subtraction - bar models
- Inverse operations

I hope you find the resources useful. Feedback very welcome.
By RustyMaths

Year 5 - Addition and Subtraction - Week 5

This pack of resources covers Year 5 addition and subtraction for the 5th week of the autumn term. The resources support a mastery approach to teaching mathematics. CPA (Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract) is promoted throughout therefore ensuring you have appropriate concrete resources in your classroom is recommended to make full use of the packs.

Week 5 includes worksheets and activities on:
- Rounding to estimate answers - matching cards
- Addition and Subtraction - Multiple choice
- Reasoning and problem solving
- End of topic assessment

I hope you find the resources useful. Feedback very welcome.
By RustyMaths

Year 5 - Addition and Subtraction - Bonus Pack

A pack of additional resources to compliment the addition and subtraction packs that are already uploaded.

The pack contains a variety of activities and games to consolidate learning in a fun and engaging way.
By RustyMaths

Design a Zoo - Maths problem solving using addition and subtraction, area and perimeter

The task is to design a brand new zoo thinking about
different animals needing different amounts of space, the children have to calculate costs and profit. They are not given a budget but the more species they have the more money they earn.

I have included a fact sheet: containing 7 pages that include the species of animals the space they need and some tables to record their calculations, an editable Smart Notebook resource to start the project and a squared paper sheet (best printed on A3) to try and calculate the perimeter - if they share the perimeters it reduces the cost of the fencing.

This took my class 4 maths lessons with a 5th sharing their designs and budget. They loved it - probably because we approached it as a design competition.
By NMcShane2112

Mastery Addition Subtraction Problem-Solving

Mastery: addition and subtraction problem-solving.
14 questions which require higher order level of thinking.
By misslondonteacher