Addition and subtraction is an essential part of key stage two. This page will explain what your child will be learning at school. There is an additional and subtraction worksheet you can download for free, for your children to use at home.

By this age your children should be able to:

  • Add and subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the column method.
  • Estimate and use inverse operations to check answers to a calculation.
  • Solve addition and subtraction two-step problems, using the right method.

Addition and Subtraction Activities

Below are some ideas and games to help your children learning addition and subtraction in a fun way. Along with and addition and subtraction worksheet.

Name Values

Let each letter of the alphabet have a different value as shown below:

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Write your name using the numbers above. Add the numbers. Write another family members name using the numbers. Whose name is worth more when the values of the letters are added?

Online games

There are lots of other fun and easy ways in which you can help your children learn addition and subtraction. Here are two games that your child can play online, to practice addition and subtraction.

Additionsubtraction worksheet

For this game your children have to put the two pieces of slide into the position to add up to the number given. the game gets harder as your children complete the levels. This is a good game for your children as it shows all the possible numbers than can add up to make a certain number. It is also good as it offers different levels of difficulty.

 

 

Subtractionsubtraction worksheet

This game is the same as the addition one however it is subtraction rather than addition. This is a good game for your children as it shows all the possible numbers than can subtract up to make a certain number. It is also good as it offers different levels of difficulty.

 

 

Addition and Subtraction Worksheets

Attached are some addition and subtraction worksheets for your children to do! They involve the columnar method to show your children how to set it out properly. The answers for these are attached to the addition and subtraction worksheet.

Addition and Subtraction Worksheet

Addition and Subtraction Worksheet