Addition and Subtraction KS1

I'm Eight

Age 5 to 16 Challenge Level:

Find a great variety of ways of asking questions which make 8.

Two Dice

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Find all the numbers that can be made by adding the dots on two dice.

2,4,6,8

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Using the cards 2, 4, 6, 8, +, - and =, what number statements can you make?

4 Dom

Age 5 to 16 Challenge Level:

Use these four dominoes to make a square that has the same number of dots on each side.

Number Round Up

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Arrange the numbers 1 to 6 in each set of circles below. The sum of each side of the triangle should equal the number in its centre.

One Big Triangle

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.

Butterfly Flowers

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you find 2 butterflies to go on each flower so that the numbers on each pair of butterflies adds to the same number as the one on the flower?

Ladybirds in the Garden

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

In Sam and Jill's garden there are two sorts of ladybirds with 7 spots or 4 spots. What numbers of total spots can you make?

Cuisenaire Counting

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?

Cuisenaire Environment

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.

Number Balance

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?

Weighted Numbers

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.

Domino Sorting

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Try grouping the dominoes in the ways described. Are there any left over each time? Can you explain why?

Secret Number

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Annie and Ben are playing a game with a calculator. What was Annie's secret number?

Number Lines

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Leah and Tom each have a number line. Can you work out where their counters will land? What are the secret jumps they make with their counters?

Getting the Balance

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

If you hang two weights on one side of this balance, in how many different ways can you hang three weights on the other side for it to be balanced?

Tug of War

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?

Find the Difference

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

Strike it Out

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.

Sort Them Out (1)

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice? How could you sort the cards?

How Many?

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

This project challenges you to work out the number of cubes hidden under a cloth. What questions would you like to ask?

Pairs of Numbers

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

If you have ten counters numbered 1 to 10, how many can you put into pairs that add to 10? Which ones do you have to leave out? Why?

The Add and Take-away Path

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Two children made up a game as they walked along the garden paths. Can you find out their scores? Can you find some paths of your own?

What Was in the Box?

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

This big box adds something to any number that goes into it. If you know the numbers that come out, what addition might be going on in the box?

Doing and Undoing

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

An investigation looking at doing and undoing mathematical operations focusing on doubling, halving, adding and subtracting.

How Do You See It?

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Here are some short problems for you to try. Talk to your friends about how you work them out.



 
You may also be interested in this collection of activities from the STEM Learning website, that complement the NRICH activities above.