Which Way?

Which Way?

The tasks in this feature encourage you to make a deliberate choice about the way you solve a calculation. We hope this will help you become a more curious and adventurous mathematician, with the confidence to use any method that you think suits a particular calculation.

Arranging Additions and Sorting Subtractions 

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:
Order these four calculations from easiest to hardest. How did you decide?

Fruity Pairs 

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:
Which two items of fruit could Kate and Sam choose? Can you order the prices from lowest to highest?

Subtraction Slip 

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:
Can you spot the mistake in this video? How would you work out the answer to this calculation?

Picture Your Method 

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:
Can you match these calculation methods to their visual representations?

Compare the Calculations 

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:
Can you put these four calculations into order of difficulty? How did you decide?

Countdown 

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.

Method in Multiplying Madness? 

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:
Watch our videos of multiplication methods that you may not have met before. Can you make sense of them?