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Christmas Squares

This maths teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to use mental and written methods to add two and three digit numbers to match Christmas shapes. The class can identify and explain when they might choose to use a mental or formal written method to support addition of numbers.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to use mental and written methods to add two and three digit numbers to match Christmas shapes

Learning Objectives

Add numbers with 2 and 3 digits using the formal written methods of columnar addition. Identify when to use mental methods of calculation.

Learning Outcomes

I can use a formal written method to add pairs of two and three digit numbers. I can say when to use a mental or written calculation to add numbers.

Christmas Squares

Teaching sequence to help the children use mental and written methods to add two and three digit numbers to match Christmas shapes

Christmas Tree

Activity to help the children add two and three digit numbers using mental and written calculations to match a themed picture shape

Christmas Shape

Activity to help the children select and design a shape and calculate its value using mental and written addition methods

Christmas Squares

Interactive activity to help the children use mental and written methods to add two and three digit numbers to match Christmas shapes

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to use mental and written methods to add two and three digit numbers to match Christmas shapes

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