Year 4 solving addition and subtraction questions in context

Today, in pairs, the children sorted word problems according to whether they were addition or subtraction problems. They highlighted the key words that gave them the clue as to which operation to use.

After reflecting on their new learning, they then answered several of the problems proving that they understood, not only which calculation to use, but also how to use formal column addition and subtraction for numbers up to 5 digits.