Maths problems aren't as tricky as they first seem, start with some simple, contextual pirate problems.

Maths problems aren't as tricky as they first seem, start with some simple, contextual pirate problems.

Measure the distance between the islands and round up or down the distances.

Simple mathematical word cards, easy to cut out and perfect for discussing the four operations.

Simple mathematical word cards, easy to cut out and perfect for discussing the four operations.

Measure the distance between the islands and round up or down the distances.

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  • Addition and subtraction
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Mathematical word problems can be a very daunting proposition for some children but with the right strategies their mysteries can be unlocked.

Use these data sheets with the woodland animal shapes resource.

Use these outlines of the woodland animal characters in A Thumping Great Rabbit to work out water rationing.

Can the children help him work out how much change Mrs Bannerjee needs to give to her customers?

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