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Calculate Without a Calculator (1)

In this worksheet, students will 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

Year:  Year 6 Maths worksheets

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

Curriculum subtopic:   Solve Multi-Step Add/Subtract Problems

Popular topics:   Ratio worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

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


You need to get thinking a little outside 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 what we had to do here? Create a calculation that removed the number 5 from it.


Let's give it a go and see how you get on.

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