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Arithmetic Skills

pdf Treasure Hunt - powers of 10 a fantastic Treasure Hunt activity created and shared by Laura Rees-Hughes. either use around the classroom or as a card sort activity for small groups
powerpoint Catchphrase - multiplying by powers of 10 an excellent Catchphrase activity from Laura Rees-Hughes. students take it in turns to answer a question and if they get it correct they reveal a section of the mystery picture!
powerpoint Catchphrase - dividing by powers of 10 an excellent Catchphrase activity from Laura Rees-Hughes. students take it in turns to answer a question and if they get it correct they reveal a section of the mystery picture!
powerpoint adding and subtracting bingo pupils choose their own numbers from the list in this Bingo game from Laura Rees-Hughes
excel arithmetic practice practice all four operations. generates an infinite number of questions, difficulty can be altered by adjusting the range of numbers. Please Note: See technical issues if you are having trouble getting excel files to work properly!
word missing number problems a little worksheet with 20 questions where pupils must fill in the missing numbers to make the sums correct.
tarsia jigsaw place value a jigsaw containing some pretty easy and pretty hard place value questions.
tarsia jigsaw 7 and 8 times table a nice times table activity kindly donated by Vikki Sutton.
word race track game students practice adding, multiplying and subtracting. can also be nice introduction to algebra.
flash player 3 dart checkout a nice interactive darts based activity testing key artithmetic skills
flash player 3 dart checkout (worksheet) the worksheet to accompnay the above activty
flash player 501 darts another darts based game, this time with a "wobble factor"!
word three dice game a nice simple game which re-inforces key artithmetic skills
word chinese multiplication a set of grids for working out sums using the method of chinese multiplication (or napier's bones) kindly donated by Nick Martin
       
Bodmas/Bidmas
pdf Treasure Hunt - Bidmas (low ability) a fantastic Treasure Hunt activity created and shared by Laura Rees-Hughes. either use around the classroom or as a card sort activity for small groups
pdf Top Trumps - bidmas an outstanding set of Top Trumps cards to print out kindly donated by Laura Rees-Hughes. these are in 3 levels, thus allowing for differentiation
powerpoint bodmas notes a nice "fill in the words" exercise.
       
       
Decimals
pdf QR Treasure Hunt - calculating with decimals a fantastic Treasure Hunt activity created and shared by Laura Rees-Hughes. this uses QR codes on smart phones. either use around the classroom or as a card sort activity for small groups
excel 10 question decimal tests practice everything you could ever need to do with a decimal.
powerpoint decimals starter pupils must find a route to the target number by adding and subtracting decimals.
tarsia jigsaw dividing decimals an exercise in dividing decimals kindly donated by Nyima Drayang.
       
       
Estimation 
 powerpoint real life estimation ten interesting real life estimation questions.
       
       
       
       
Fractions
powerpoint Catchphrase - finding fractions an excellent Catchphrase activity from Laura Rees-Hughes. students take it in turns to answer a question and if they get it correct they reveal a section of the mystery picture!
powerpoint Catchphrase - simplifying fractions an excellent Catchphrase activity from Laura Rees-Hughes. students take it in turns to answer a question and if they get it correct they reveal a section of the mystery picture!
powerpoint Catchphrase - multiplying fractions an excellent Catchphrase activity from Laura Rees-Hughes. students take it in turns to answer a question and if they get it correct they reveal a section of the mystery picture!
powerpoint Catchphrase - adding fractions an excellent Catchphrase activity from Laura Rees-Hughes. students take it in turns to answer a question and if they get it correct they reveal a section of the mystery picture!
powerpoint fractions complete guide an interactive powerpoint presentation summarising and testing all the main skills required for success with fractions.
tarsia jigsaw equivalent fractions match up equivalent fractions.
tarsia jigsaw adding fractions an exercise in adding fractions kindly donated by Nyima Drayang.
word equivalent fractions puzzles four quite challenging puzzles about equivalent fractions
word equivalent fractions snap cards a game of snap with equivalent fractions
flash player find the fraction a nice simple game where pupils must recognise the fraction to cross the river
word magic square fractions difficult magic square puzzles requiring pupils to be very good at adding fractions
word fraction starter a starter involving a 1-100 number square
powerpoint is it a third? an activity in recognising fractions of shapes
powerpoint just add tops and bottoms? a nice demo of why you don't add the numerators and denominators of fractions
       
       
Fraction, Decimal and Percentage Conversions
powerpoint Catchphrase - fdp conversions an excellent Catchphrase activity from Laura Rees-Hughes. students take it in turns to answer a question and if they get it correct they reveal a section of the mystery picture!
powerpoint Catchphrase - finding fdp an excellent Catchphrase activity from Laura Rees-Hughes. students take it in turns to answer a question and if they get it correct they reveal a section of the mystery picture!
excel equivalent f, d and p asks which of two randomly generated fractions is bigger, and represents the answer visually as a decimal and percentage.
tarsia jigsaw fractions, decimals and percentages match up equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages like dominos.
powerpoint f, d, p lesson a full lesson on f, d, p conversions
tarsia jigsaw f, d, p 2 an exercise in fdp conversions kindly donated by Vikki Sutton.
word fdp equivalent dominoes domino loop card activity
word fdp of 240 a simple spider diagram where students must find various fraction, decimal and percentage amounts of £240
flash player fractions to decimals a flash file where students must match up fractions to their equivalent decimals. has 3 different levels and suitable for use on the IWB
word fractions snap game a snap game involving equivalent fractions
       
       
Function Machines (see Algebra page for more examples)
excel mappings lots of different varieties of function machines, with options to hide and reveal answers. good intro to sequences.
       
       
       
       
Indices
pdf Treasure Hunt - indices and roots a fantastic Treasure Hunt activity created and shared by Laura Rees-Hughes. either use around the classroom or as a card sort activity for small groups
powerpoint simplifying hard indices bingo pupils choose their own numbers from the list in this Bingo game from Laura Rees-Hughes
powerpoint simplifying all indices bingo pupils choose their own numbers from the list in this Bingo game from Laura Rees-Hughes
word indices notes simple notes summarising rules of indices
tarsia jigsaw laws of indices a hard match up jigsaw
powerpoint indices bingo a bingo game testing the laws of indices
tarsia jigsaw indices and stadard form practise the rules of indices and standard form
tarsia jigsaw index notation an exercise in index notation kindly donated by Vikki Sutton.
powerpoint indices rules bingo another bingo game testing the laws of indices
word indices rules bingo cards bingo cards for the above game
powerpoint indices introduction an introduction to the laws of indices
       
       
Mental Arithmetic
excel mental arithmetic mini-tests several mental arithmetic mini-tests with answers and infinite questions
       
 
Money
flash player money game practice paying for goods with the correct change
flash player correct amount more practice paying for goods with the correct change
flash player correct change can you work out the correct amount of change?
       
       
Negative Numbers / Directed Numbers
pdf Top Trumps - directed numbers an outstanding set of Top Trumps cards to print out kindly donated by Laura Rees-Hughes. these are in 3 levels, thus allowing for differentiation
powerpoint negative numbers bingo pupils choose their own numbers from the list in this Bingo game from Laura Rees-Hughes
excel negative number practice mini-tests on all four operations with negative numbers. it even keeps the score for you.
powerpoint negative numbers question board 12 questions on negative numbers that can be developed into a team game against the clock
powerpoint sandcastles a different way of teaching negative numbers using... sandcastles! quite a nice visiual way of thinking about it
word negative numbers follow-me cards a nice set of follow-me cards for negative numbers
word negative numbers follow-me cards (multiply and divide) another nice set of follow-me cards for negative numbers
powerpoint using a number line a visual representation of how to do simple addition and subtraction sums involving negative numbers using a number line
excel negative numbers four operations tests students' ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide with negative numbers
word negative numbers pyramids students must arrange the blocks of the addition pyramid so the sum of the two blocks below equals the block above. same for the subtraction pyramid
       
       
Number Grids
excel multiples on a number grid displays all the multiples of a given number on a number grid. both the number and the starting number of the grid can be altered.
       
       
       
       
Percentages
pdf Top Trumps - percentages of amount an outstanding set of Top Trumps cards to print out kindly donated by Laura Rees-Hughes. these are in 3 levels, thus allowing for differentiation
powerpoint percentage bubbles simple percentage bubbles which can be altered to suit your needs.
tarsia jigsaw percentage of amount match-up jigsaw testing easy and tricky percentage of amount questions.
powerpoint real life percentages examples of the use of percentages in the real world. good as a starter.
tarsia jigsaw mega percentages jigsaw a jigsaw that tests all the essential percetanges skills
tarsia jigsaw percentage of amount - simple an exercise in simple percentage of amounts kindly donated by Vikki Sutton.
publisher percentages snake board a game board for practicing percentages of amounts
powerpoint increase and decrease bingo a game of percenage increase and decrease bingo
word increase and decrease bingo cards bingo cards to accompany the above activity
excel calculate percentages a simple excel file that produces random "percentage of amount" questions and then provides the answers
word repeat percentage cross-number a crossword activity involving questions on repeat percentages, compound interest, etc
excel percentage bubbles an excel file that challenges students to work out 50%, 10%, 1% etc of random numbers. quite good for working out percentages mentally
pdf compound interest in Egypt a rich activity to investigate the effect of simple v compund interest over time from interactive-maths.com
powerpoint percentages recap 10 questions covering the basics of percentages from interactive-maths.com
       
       
Ratio   
powerpoint Catchphrase - simplifying ratio an excellent Catchphrase activity from Laura Rees-Hughes. students take it in turns to answer a question and if they get it correct they reveal a section of the mystery picture!
pdf Treasure Hunt - sharing ratio a fantastic Treasure Hunt activity created and shared by Laura Rees-Hughes. either use around the classroom or as a card sort activity for small groups
pdf Treasure Hunt - ratio exam questions a fantastic Treasure Hunt activity created and shared by Laura Rees-Hughes. either use around the classroom or as a card sort activity for small groups
powerpoint ratio - boys v girls some bright and colourful ratio questions
tarsia jigsaw dividing ratios a domino match-up for diving ratios of amounts
word ratio and proportion sort cards a nice match-up activity that links together ratio and proportion
powerpoint ratio introduction a presentation and worksheet to introduce the basics of ratio
       
       
Rounding
powerpoint rounding bingo pupils choose their own numbers from the list in this Bingo game from Laura Rees-Hughes
powerpoint practicing rounding lots of questions and answers testing all types of rounding.
tarsia jigsaw rounding a jigsaw testing rounding to various decimal places and significant figures.
       
       
Standard Form
pdf Top Trumps - standard form an outstanding set of Top Trumps cards to print out kindly donated by Laura Rees-Hughes. these are in 3 levels, thus allowing for differentiation
powerpoint standard form bingo pupils choose their own numbers from the list in this Bingo game from Laura Rees-Hughes
powerpoint standard form planets an introduction to standard form using planets
excel multiplying and dividing shows the process of multiplying and dividing using standard form. press f9 to get new questions.
tarsia jigsaw indices and stadard form practise the rules of indices and standard form
powerpoint writing numbers in standard form a full lesson on standard from using real life data about planets
word using standard form in formuale a mini real life activity testing students' ability to substitute numbers in standard form into formulae
       
       
Types of Number (including surds)
pdf Treasure Hunt - squares, cubes and roots a fantastic Treasure Hunt activity created and shared by Laura Rees-Hughes. either use around the classroom or as a card sort activity for small groups
pdf Treasure Hunt - number types a fantastic Treasure Hunt activity created and shared by Laura Rees-Hughes. either use around the classroom or as a card sort activity for small groups
pdf Treasure Hunt - indices and surds a fantastic Treasure Hunt activity created and shared by Laura Rees-Hughes. either use around the classroom or as a card sort activity for small groups
powerpoint simplifying surds bingo pupils choose their own numbers from the list in this Bingo game from Laura Rees-Hughes
excel squares, cubes and roots quick test to make sure pupils know all the important squares, cubes and roots.
tarsia jigsaw simplifying surds quite tricky simplifying surds jigsaw
tarsia jigsaw types of number jigsaw a jigsaw testing knowledge of factors, multiples, prime factors, hcf and lcm.
word gozinto a simple game practicing multiples
word factors, multiples and primes follow me cards a nice follow-me starter activity practicing knowledge of factors, multiples and primes
powerpoint square and triangle numbers a visualisation of square and triangle tumbers
powerpoint powers and roots a quick recap on squares, cubes and roots
word surds matching activity a matching activity testing knowledge of all the rule of surds kindly shared by Alison Thompson
       
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