Calculation Balance

Calculation Balance by topmarks.co.uk

An excellent site for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division practice. Good for learning your times tables. Also it is a useful tool for teachers to demonstrate balancing simple equations.

Pupils are offered a number of screens with a pair of scales. In one of the pans is a sum or equation. The pupil’s task is to adjust the value in the other pan to make the scales balance.


Includes activities with number bonds, times tables, division facts, sums as words in a variety of different ranges of numbers – within 10, within 20 and tables/division facts in 2x, 3x,4x, 5x and up to 10×10.

This activity is Flash based and is great for desktop computers and interactive whiteboards but may nor work on some mobile devices and tablets

Calculation Balance by topmarks.co.uk

Place Value Charts

Place Value Charts by topmarks.co.uk

A brilliant resource for learning or teaching place value. Excellent for teachers and pupils alike.

Suitable for use on an interactive whiteboard or desktops. Different levels of difficulty which include decimals.

Place value or hundreds, tens and units can be a difficult concept for children. The value of each digit in a number depends on its place or position.

This resource can help children understand how numbers are made up.

Children can test their knowledge in the practise mode where children have to make a number delivered in either digits or words. The interactive whiteboard mode is an invaluable teaching aid.


Place Value Charts by topmarks.co.uk

Subtraction : skills development

Subtraction : skills development

Subtraction: skills development printable activities

This excellent suite of printable activities by teachingimage.com provides a wide variety of subtraction based activities to accommodate most requirements.

Beginning with simple numbers, it moves through a series of progressively more complicated subtraction processes involving combinations of two and three digit numbers.

There is also a series of exercises to enable practice of subtracting through a  tens barrier  before moving on to exercises on column subtraction and culminating in gap fill activities, requiring pupils to reverse engineer subtraction sums.

Each at the sheets comes with answers. There are 21 separate printable activities in total.

Addition: skills development


Addition: skills development worksheets
Addition: skills development printable activities

This excellent suite of printable activities by teachingimage.com provides a wide variety of addition based activities to accommodate most requirements.

Beginning with complimentary numbers to 10, 20, 50 and 100, it moves through a series of progressively more complicated addition processes adding combinations of two and three digit numbers.

There is also a series of exercises to enable practice of bridging tens barriers and the use of carrying before moving on to exercises on column addition and culminating in gap fill activities, requiring pupils to reverse engineer addition sums.

Each of the sheets comes with answers. There are 23 printable activities in total.

Hit the Button – a number facts game

Hit the Button by topmarks.co.uk

The site says that Hit the Button is easily the best interactive maths game with quick fire questions on number bonds, times tables, doubling and halving, multiples, division facts and square numbers.

The games which are against the clock challenge and develop a child’s mental maths skills.

Designed for 6 to 11 years olds, the activities can be matched to appropriate mathematical ability. Regular use of Hit the Button can help children to sharpen their recall of vital number facts in a fun way and learning multiplication tables need not be boring.
The Hit the Button App is mobile and tablet friendly and has consistently been in the Top Ten Education Apps on the iPad in the UK since it was launched in September 2015.

The app also features times tables and division questions up to the 12 times table. It is available on Google Play and the Apple App Store.

Hit the Button by topmarks.co.uk