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New Maths Curriculum Collection 1: Basic Arithmetic & Number Operations

September 27, 2014 - New Maths Curriculum Resources, TES

Each fortnight, I will put together a selection of resources designed to help cover the objectives of the new maths curriculum for secondary schools (Key Stage 3). These are all freely available from the TES website.

You can find the full collection here

I hope you find them useful

Pupils should be taught to:

understand and use place value for decimals, measures and integers of any size 


Place value game

A game that gives pupils the opportunity to explore place value.

Place value and decimals lesson

This resource covers lots of areas, including decimal place value and ordering decimals.

Place value worksheet

A worksheet that looks at place value in large numbers.

Place value activity

Pupils need to keep track of the ‘5’, useful for a starter or plenary.

order positive and negative integers, decimals and fractions; use the number line as a model for ordering of the real numbers; use the symbols =, ≠, <, >, ≤, ≥

Introducing inequalities lesson

A solid lesson that has opportunities to engage the pupils using the <, >, ≤, ≥ and = symbols.

Rounding and ordering decimals bingo

A great bingo activity, which could be easily edited to look at ordering decimals or alternatively rounding.

Ordering fractions cards

A resource that gives pupils a chance to sort fractions in order of size.

Ordering fractions worksheet

A progressive worksheet that gives pupils practice at ordering fractions.

use the four operations, including formal written methods, applied to integers, decimals, proper and improper fractions, and mixed numbers, all both positive and negative

Negative number worksheets

A differentiated set of worksheets that gives pupils practice at adding negative numbers.

Adding money and decimals

A lesson that looks at adding decimals and deals with some misconceptions along the way too.

Four rules negative bingo

A bingo activity that gives pupils lots of practice at using the four rules with negatives.

Maths Vegas decimals

An activity giving pupils a chance to use lots of different decimal skills.

use conventional notation for the priority of operations, including brackets, powers, roots and reciprocals

Bodmas game – Nubble

A brilliant resource that gets pupils thinking about the order of operations.

Cartoon Top Trumps – Bidmas

A way to get pupils using their skills without them realising how much maths they are doing.

Bodmas millionaire

A plenary or starter activity looking at the order of operations.

Bodmas cities

A creative way to get pupils using their BODMAS skills.

recognise and use relationships between operations including inverse operations

Inverse operations problem solving

A starting point to find out how much your pupils know about inverse operations.

I think of a number

A set of worksheets that offer lots of practice at inverse operations.

Inverse operation worksheet (basic)

A basic worksheet which is for the lower attaining part of Key Stage 3. Some questions and lots of practice.

I’m thinking of a number (two step)

Questions looking at two operations; the pupils have to work out the original number.

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