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Addition and Subtraction: Year Six

This series of seventeen interactive excel sheets look at a variety of addition and subtraction questions aimed at Year Six students.

In the first sheet students have to select the correct method for an addition problem, and then calculate the solution. In the second sheet students are to make four correct addition and subtraction statements from a combination of given numbers.

In the third sheet students are given a statement and have to select the correct answer to a similar sum. Their answer can be checked by clicking on the smiley face.

In the next sheet students have to select the correct answer to a subtraction question from the three possible solutions presented.

The fifth sheet looks at addition with multiples of 10. Students can select the combinations they would like to add together, or a sum can be generated at random. By clicking on each of the individual numbers in turn will generated a running total for the sum.

The next sheet gives a series of similar value two-digit numbers to add together with hints about alternative methods for doing so.

The following sheet generates a group of numbers to add together within which there are pairs to look for that add to make a multiple of 10.

The eighth sheet in the series looks at adding and subtracting multiples of 100. New questions can be generated by clicking on the ‘+’ or ‘-’ buttons. Students select the answer from five possible suggestions and can again check to see it if is correct by clicking on the smiley face button.

A series of addition and subtraction questions can be generated in the ninth interactive sheet. Students have to complete the missing value for a sum from a bank of six possible answers.

The tenth sheet helps demonstrate how to set out an addition involving thousands, hundreds, tens and units. The following looks at the adding with compensation method. The twelfth sheet shows addition with a carry. For each question type the magnitude of each number can be selected and completed answers checked with a click of a button.

The following sheet looks at how to set out addition with decimals.

The final four sheets focus on subtraction, including the counting up, compensation and decomposition methods as well as decimal subtraction. Again, answers can be check and new questions generated at the click of a button.

This program was designed by be viewed on a screen with a resolution of 1024 x 768. Users may have to adjust the resolution of their screen for the pages to display as was originally intended. The program uses macros which need to be enabled on the users' machine.

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