Mental Calculations

Mental Calculations

These are practice games for the 4 operators, at all levels of ability. Ideal for individual pupil use or as a whole class tool - as a warm-up or for teaching a specific calculation strategy. This is a fabulous bank of questions and games for increasing speed and accuracy in a fun context. Each stage of each game focuses on a very specific level of ability, starting with single-digit addition. All the game levels are supported by printable question banks and tracking/target setting sheets.

  • Overview of Mental Calculations Skill Builders

    Overview of Mental Calculations Skill Builders SKILL +

    In this age band, the games have an Underwater theme. The 'Getting Started' sets cover vital basic skills, starting with one-digit numbers. The 'Next Steps' sets extend these skills to larger numbers and are repeated as revision in the higher age band. See the document in this section for further information about the questions and games in this band.

    • 1 Document
  • Getting Started Addition (underwater theme 4-7)

    Getting Started Addition (underwater theme 4-7) SKILL +

    This mental addition progression takes pupils across a range of one-digit + one-digit, one-digit + two-digit and two-digit + two-digit addition skills.

    • 4 Games
    • 5 Documents
  • Getting Started Subtraction (underwater theme 4-7)

    Getting Started Subtraction (underwater theme 4-7) SKILL +

    This mental subtraction progression takes pupils across a range of one-digit and two-digit subtraction skills.

    • 4 Games
    • 5 Documents
  • Getting Started Multiplication (underwater theme 4-7)

    Getting Started Multiplication (underwater theme 4-7) SKILL +

    This mental multiplication progression takes pupils through the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 times tables, including stages that cover a combination of tables. These questions are repeated in the higher band in a Space theme.

    • 4 Games
    • 5 Documents
  • Next Steps Addition (underwater theme 4-7)

    Next Steps Addition (underwater theme 4-7) SKILL +

    This mental addition progression takes pupils across a range of two-digit + two-digit addition skills. These questions are repeated in the higher band in a Space theme.

    • 4 Games
    • 5 Documents
  • Next Steps Subtraction (underwater theme 4-7)

    Next Steps Subtraction (underwater theme 4-7) SKILL +

    This mental subtraction progression takes pupils across a range of two-digit, three-digit and four-digit subtraction skills. These questions are repeated in the higher band in a Space theme.

    • 4 Games
    • 5 Documents
  • Next Steps - Introducing Division (underwater theme 4-7)

    Next Steps - Introducing Division (underwater theme 4-7) SKILL +

    This mental division progression takes pupils through division skills by reversing their times tables. All answers are whole-number. These questions are repeated in the higher band in a Space theme.

    • 4 Games
    • 5 Documents