Mixed addition and subtraction problems

Home learning focus

In this session you will learn how to solve addition and subtraction problems.

This lesson includes:

  • two learning summary slideshows
  • two activity sheets

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Learn

Today we are going to be looking at methods to help us solve addition and subtraction problems. You may be familiar with the RUCSAC method. Can you remember what each of the letters stand for when helping us to solve mathematical word problems? Click on the slideshow below to find out.

What have you got in your RUCSAC to help you solve word problems?

R U C S A C

What have you got in your RUCSAC to help you solve word problems?

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Can you use the RUCSAC method to help solve these word problems? Click on the slideshow to begin.

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Warming up

During the season, Tomas scores 87 goals and Erica scores 65 goals. What is the total amount of goals they scored?

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Practise

There are lots of ways to practise mixed addition and subtraction problems. Here are a few you could try.

Activity 1

Solving problems

Your task is to create your own one and two-step addition and subtraction problems. Click the image below to download the activity sheet.

Solving problems

Activity 2

Subtraction word problems

Use these maths activity sheets, which have three different levels of challenge, to help develop your understanding of subtraction word problems.

Subtraction word problems

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