### Subtraction Strategies

Many children find subtraction to be challenging so making connections with addition can be beneficial

### Number Patterns

Helping children to explore, continue and describe number patterns can lead to an early understanding of algebraic concepts.

### Estimation and Rounding

Estimation can help children to make reasonable guesses at solutions and check the accuracy of their calculations.

Regular practise of addition facts can help children build their confidence in maths.

### Multiplication Facts

Learning the multiplication facts (or times tables) up to 10 x 10 is an important skill for all children to develop.

### MULTIPLYING TWO-DIGIT NUMBERS USING THE AREA MODEL

Once children are familiar with their multiplication facts (times tables) they can begin to learn strategies to solve multi-digit multiplication problems, including the Area Model.

### Even and Odd Numbers

In this activity let’s look at what happens when we add, subtract and multiply pairs of even numbers, pairs of odd numbers, or even a mix of even and odd numbers!