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Mental Maths

Mental Maths

Every Friday we will be having a mental arithmetic lesson. This means we will be answering maths questions, but not using anything to help us. No tens and units, no hundred square, not even any counters… just your brain!

At first you might not get all the questions right, but it is important to practise every week and even at home to improve your mental maths skills. When we first started learning our times tables they are very tricky, but now I know lots of you can do your 2x,  5x , 10x  and even some children know their 3 times tables as well.

Here are some games that you can play to practise your skills.

Alien Addition

Hit the Button

Word problems

Word problems

In Maths we have moved onto word problems. You need to use your reading and maths skills to answer these.

Read the question carefully! Write a number sentence and work out the answer.

  • There are 24 ducks in the castle moat, if 30 more ducks swims along, how many ducks are there altogether?
  • A baby dragon has 135 sharp teeth, he grows 24 more. How many teeth does he have altogether?
  • The King has 171 shiny crowns, the Queen gives him 25 more, how many does he have altogether?

Challenge: Can you write your own word problem? Can any anyone work out the answer?