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Year 6 addition and subtraction column method

Discussion in 'Primary' started by talulabell, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. talulabell

    talulabell New commenter

    I'm wondering if anyone has an idea or knows of a resource or online games which would help children recap adding and subtracting numbers with different place values for example 62.35 + 6.1. We have done a lot of practice etc so looking for something a little different other than a list of calculations
     
  2. carriecat10

    carriecat10 Established commenter Community helper

  3. michaelt1979

    michaelt1979 Occasional commenter

    It strikes me that this is more an issue of teaching place value than of addition/subtraction. I'd focus more on ordering activities and related work, with a small amount of calculation at the end of it if they're otherwise secure in the written methods.
     
  4. suzanne.bentley21

    suzanne.bentley21 New commenter

    Also you could encourage them to liken it to money. For example on the ks2 arithmetic sats paper sample there is a question like 2.50-1.5... If they see it as £2.50-£1.50 then this could help perhaps?
     
  5. misterhall

    misterhall New commenter

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