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This SMILE resource contains three packs of games, investigations, worksheets and practical activities supporting the teaching and learning of addition, ranging from simple number bonds to dealing with decimals in context.

Addition pack one contains fifteen work cards with activities on simple counting, number bonds to ten, addition using money and adding two digit numbers.

Addition pack two contains eleven work cards with slightly more challenging activities. Students are required to add two digit numbers which require a digit to be carried, know number bonds up to a hundred, to find multiples of ten and to be able to use a calculator to solve more challenging problems.

Addition pack three contains nine work cards in which the degree of challenge is greater. Students are required to add simple decimals, solve more challenging puzzles and add larger decimal numbers using money as the context.

SMILE (Secondary Mathematics Individualised Learning Experiment) was initially developed as a series of practical activities for secondary school students by practising teachers in the 1970s. It became a complete individualised scheme based around a network of activity cards and assessments. Related resources include answers to all of the cards and test books and answers.

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