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Calculate Without a Calculator (1)

In this worksheet, students must pretend that the '5' key on their calculator is broken and select alternative ways to carry out the given calculations.

'Calculate Without a Calculator (1)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division

Curriculum subtopic:   Solve Multi-Step Add/Subtract Problems

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will be using our mental maths skills but to solve a very specific problem!


You need to get thinking a little outside of the box for this one.   


For each question, you need to select alternative ways of carrying out the given calculations because the '5' key is broken on your calculator.


Broken calculator



Work out   567 + 45



We could, for example, work out   467 + 100 + 44 + 1


Can you see that we had to do here?  Create the sum in a way that removed the number 5 from the calculation?

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