N1/E3.3

Recall addition and subtraction facts to 20
(a) Understand that there are different strategies for adding and subtracting
(b) Know how to align numbers in column addition
(c) Understand that there are different methods of checking answers, e.g. adding in a different order, using inverses, using a calculator

A great way to start a class – provides mental maths practice for E2-E3 but also suitable for higher level learners who can try it out with with large numbers and discuss how it works!

Level
E2
E3
Maths
Mental maths
AN N1/E2.3
N1/E2.4
N1/E3.3

Aim Higher makes a great starter activity. Covers mental maths and written maths with the four operations and can be extended to cover BIDMAS (order of operations). Needs standard dice and dice (or cards) with mathematical symbols (see our useful links page for a good supplier of mathematical dice). Designed by Anne Pender, Diana Hookway and Louise Rowell (Level 2 learners at Abingdon & Witney College) and Sarah Richards (who provided the dice!)

Level
E3
L1
Maths
N1/E3.5
N1/E3.3
N1/L1.5
N1/L1.6

Mental maths starter (doubling, halving, addition and subtraction) that can also be used as a gentle introduction to substitution.

Level
E2
E3
L2
Maths
Mental maths
N1/E2.5
N1/E3.3
AN N1/L1.11
AN N1/L2.4

Match addition and subtraction problems to the correct answers and practise mathematical vocabulary. Then play the Money Ladder game to practise coin recognition, and adding and subtracting to 10/20. 2 versions available (for E2 & E3). Complete with spinners and ladder sheets.

Level
E1
E2
E3
Maths
AN N1/E1.4
AN N1/E1.5
N1/E2.4
N1/E3.3
MSS1/E1.1

Number bonds to 10 and 20 . Two card games with full instructions and alternative games.

Level
E1
E2
E3
Maths
AN N1/E1.4
N1/E2.4
N1/E3.3

Entry 3 revision sheet (addition and subtraction of whole numbers and money)originally designed for a group of dyslexic maths learners, but useful for all Entry 3 students. The focus is on number skills along with language and spelling. Students are encouraged to use a code to show how much help (if any) they need with each question so they can see which skills they need to practise.
The problem solving nature of each question, along with an easy-to-use answer sheet showing clear working out / method, makes this ideal for Functional Mathematics.

Level
E3
Maths
Functional Maths
MSS1/E3.1
AN N1/E3.2
N1/E3.3
General
Dyslexia support

Covers mental maths with the four operations and can be extended to cover odd, even & square numbers; multiples; etc. Nothing else needed!

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
N1/E3.6
N1/E3.5
N1/E3.3
N1/L1.5
N1/L1.6
N1/L2.2