We are currently learning about addition in maths.

We use addition in every day life all the time, so it is important to improve our skills in this area of maths. In class we have been focussing on:

– Automatic recall of the addition tens and twenties facts

Doubles and near doubles addition facts

Double doubles (for example, 8+8=16 and 16+16=32)

100 facts (addition equations that equal 100)

Adding to the nearest 10 when solving two digit addition problems

Adding ones, tens and hundreds when solving three digit problems

– Using vertical addition when solving larger equations

– Using a range of efficient addition strategies during problem solving tasks.

We like to use engaging websites to help us develop our mathematical skills. We usually use maths websites on the interactive whiteboard, and sometimes on our netbooks too.


Here are some addition websites for you to try!

 Number Bonds Machine

Hit the Button

Snappy Maths

Speed Grid Addition


Do you have a favourite addition website?

What addition strategies do you enjoy using?

When do you use addition in everyday life?

Maths in 4KM and 4KJ

We do Maths for one hour every day in 4KM and 4KJ.

The structure of our maths lessons is:

1. A warm up activity – A short, fun game to get our minds ready for Maths.

2. Tuning in – Miss Jordan and Mrs Morris explain the concept we are learning about. Sometimes we link the topic to something else we know about Maths. We often discuss maths vocabulary and list words on the board. We play a game on the interactive whiteboard linked to the maths topic we are currently learning about.

3. Main activity – Students practise the maths skill by playing a game with a partner, using hands-on resources to work on different strategies or completing an open-ended problem solving task.

4. Share time – Students share the strategies they used to complete the main activity. We often discuss how this maths concept can apply to real life and why it is important.

Everyone enjoyed this fun vertical addition bingo game!

We are currently learning about addition. We all use addition in real life every day and it is important to know a range of different strategies.

Here are some addition games we enjoy playing on the interactive whiteboard. You should give them a try!

Ann and Addem’s Dartboard Game

Fruit Shoot Addition

Add Like Mad

What is your favourite addition game to play?

Are your maths lessons structured like ours?

When do you use addition in real life?