Adding and subtracting two-digit numbers and tens

Learning focus

Learn how to add and subtract two-digit numbers and tens.

This lesson includes:

  • one slideshow
  • three activities


Click through the slideshow to see some different ways of adding and subtracting two-digit numbers.

1 + 3 = 4 and 10 + 30 = 40. What is the same and what is different about these calculations?

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Activity 1

Worksheet: Add and subtract 10s

This worksheet contains three tasks. Have a go at each task. You can either print it out or write your answers on a sheet of paper.

Add and subtract 10s

Finished? Check your answers here.

Activity 2

Worksheet: Football themed mosaic

This football themed worksheet contains three tasks about adding and subtracting two-digit numbers with ones and tens. Have a go at each task and see if you can reveal the picture.

Football-themed add and subtract two digit numbers

Activity 3

Karate Cats

Play the addition and subtraction level of Karate Cats Maths - can you collect a cool new costume for your cats?

Game - Karate Cats Maths

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