Years 5 & 6: Addition and subtraction

This list consists of visual resources, activities and games designed to support the new curriculum programme of study in Years Five and Six. Containing tips on using the resources  and suggestions for further use, it covers:

Year 5: Add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits, including formal written methods, add and subtract numbers mentally with increasingly large numbers, use rounding to check answers and determine levels of accuracy, solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts.

Year 6: Perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers, use knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations, solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, an appropriate degree of accuracy.

Visit the primary mathematics webpage to access all lists.