Here’s a quiz which involves rounding, addition and subtraction for Motor Vehicle students. Each time you do it you will get a different selection of questions. Many thanks to Auto Trader for the adverts.

Watch how clever the parrots are at Longleat Safari Park.

Can you tackle these addition and subtraction sums within the 2 minute time limit? See if you can beat the parrot!

Here is a great phone app that will help you with your arithmetic so you don’t need to be afraid when you are faced with that non-calculator exam. It’s called Maths Tricks and shows you lots of short cuts to performing calculations and gives you endless practice to improve your speed and accuracy. Best of all it’s free!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dexterltd.maths.tricks_lite

You can find it on Google Play. I am recommending this because it is good, not because I have any connection to the app.

This game helps you practice giving the right change. My first job was in Boots the Chemist- learn this skill and maybe you could get a job in a shop.

1. Write down your date of birth using 6 figures. So 25th December 1974 would be 25.12.74

2. Write down the last two digits of the year. (eg 74)

3. Divide by 4 and ignore the decimal part or remainder. (eg 74 ÷ 4 = 18)

4. Add together the answers to 1 and 2 (eg 74 + 18 =92)

5. Add the number of the day of your date of birth. (eg 92 + 25 =117)

6. Add a number according to your month of birth as follows.

JAN 1 (0 for Leap Year) How do you tell if a year is a leap year?

FEB 4 (3 for Leap Year) How do you tell if a year is a leap year?

MARCH 4

APRIL 0

MAY 2

JUNE 5

JULY 0

AUGUST 3

SEPT 6

OCT 1

NOV 4

DEC 6

(eg 117 + 6 for Dec = 123)

For years beginning 18.. add 2

For years beginning 19.. add 0

For years beginning 20.. add 6

(eg 123 +0 = 123)

Divide your answer by 7 and work out the remainder.

(eg 123÷ 7 = 17 remainder 4)

The remainder gives the day of the week you were born on.

1 = Sunday

2= Monday

3= Tuesday

4= Wednesday

5= Thursday

6 = Friday

7 = Saturday

(s0 25.12.74 was a Wednesday)

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Ask your teacher (or somebody else) to

1. Write down your house number.

2. Double it.

3. Add the number of days in a week.

4. Multiply by 50.

5. Add your age.

6. Subtract the number of days in a year. (not a leap year)

7. Add 15

The answer is your teachers house number and their age!

Can you explain why this works?

Download, print and cut out the triangles. Work with a friend to try and match all the questions with the correct answers and make a shape

Download, print and cut out the triangles. Work with a friend to try and match all the questions with the correct answers and make a shape.

Download, print and cut out the triangles. Work with a friend to try and match all the questions with the correct answer.

Can you work out the missing numbers in this Football League table? You will need to use logic, arithmetic and negative numbers.

Premier League table 2011-12

League Division 1 table 2011-12

This quiz starts with entry level questions but to win a million you need to be able to solve equations and be an expert at 3d shapes! Who wants to be a mathionaire?

Try this exercise. Don’t forget to set your sums out carefully by lining up the decimal points.

Practice your arithmetic with this realistic darts game.

http://www.fi.uu.nl/toepassingen/00058/toepassing_rekenweb.en.html

An exercise to help ESOL students find the right words in different calculations.

Complete the sentence