Teacher’s notes.

I made these worksheets as I remember the most fun I ever had in maths was writing words with a calculator instead of doing what I was supposed to be doing! These worksheets can be adapted to fit with subtraction lessons too. My class absolutely loved it, and it is a good way of getting them to use calculators and self mark. (not to mention a fun way of teaching column addition). There are 3 differentiated levels.

7 = L1 = I4 = H3 = E2 = Z 5 = S

0 = O8 = B6 = g

It was a dark and stormy night. BILL, BOB and LIZ were playing inside. They were playing ‘Duck, Duck, GOOSE’. BOB got out and began to cry because HE didn’t like to LOSE. “BOO hoo” wailed BOB. Then BILL hurt HIS HEEL SO they stopped playing and HE took off his SHOE. Mum said “Who wants to help me BOIL an EGG for dinner?” LIZ felt ILL at the thought of it because SHE doesn’t like EGGS.

The boys quickly ate their dinner. “BE careful not to eat the SHELL!” laughed mum. After dinner the children played LEGO. BOB made a yellow and black BEE and it made LIZ GIGGLE.

Richard Lawton. St Andrew and St FrancisSchool. NW2 5PE

1. 7718

2. 808

3. 217

4. 35006

5. 808

6. 34

7. 3507

8. 0.08

9. 808

10. 7718

11. 514

12. 7334

13. 0.5

14. 34

15. 3045

16. 7108

17. 663

18. 217

19. 771

20. 345

21. 5663

22. 38

23. 577345

24. 0637

25. 808

26. 338

27. 217

28. 376616

Richard Lawton. St Andrew and St FrancisSchool. NW2 5PE

Upside down calculator story

It was a dark and stormy night. (1) _ _ _ _, (2) _ _ _ and (3) _ _ _ were playing inside. They were playing ‘Duck, Duck, (4) _ _ _ _ _’. (5) _ _ _ got out and began to cry because (6) _ _ didn’t like to (7) _ _ _ _. “(8) _ _ _ hoo” wailed (9) _ _ _ . Then (10) _ _ _ hurt (11) _ _ _ (12) _ _ _ _ (13) _ _ they stopped playing and (14) _ _ took off his (15) _ _ _ _. Mum said “Who wants to help me (16) _ _ _ _ an (17) _ _ _ for dinner?” (18) _ _ _ felt (19) _ _ _ at the thought of it because (20) _ _ _ doesn’t like (21) _ _ _ _.

The boys quickly ate their dinner. “(22)_ _ careful not to eat the (23) _ _ _ _ _!” laughed mum. After dinner the children played (24) _ _ _ _. (25) _ _ _ made a yellow and black (26) _ _ _ and made (27) _ _ _ (28) ______.

1. Solve the all the problems using the column method
2. Write the answer in the spaces provided.
4. Turn the calculator upside down. Write the word you see in the space provided on the story.

1. / 7717 + 1
2. / 800 + 8
3. / 200 + 17
4. / 35004 + 2
5. / 801 + 7
6. / 14 + 20
7. / 3504 + 3
8. / 0.08
9. / 803 + 5
10 / 7711 + 7
11. / 509 + 5
12. / 7332 + 2
13. / 0.5
14. / 29 + 5
15. / 3041 + 4
16. / 7103 + 5
17. / 659 + 4
18. / 211 + 6
19. / 764 + 7
20 / 331 + 14
21 / 5661 + 2
22. / 14 + 24
23. / 577344 + 1
24. / 0.637
25. / 801 + 7
26. / 330 + 8
27. / 201 + 16
28. / 376614 + 2

1. Solve the all the problems
2. Write the answer in the spaces provided.
4. Turn the calculator upside down. Write the word you see in the space provided on the story.

1. / 7512 + 206
2. / 400 + 408
3. / 167 + 50
4. / 30006 + 5000
5. / 608 + 200
6. / 17 + 17
7. / 3000 + 507
8. / 0.07 + 0.01
9. / 202 + 606
10 / 3307 + 4411
11. / 302 + 212
12. / 4222 + 3112
13. / 0.2 + 0.3
14. / 12 + 22
15. / 1000 + 2045
16. / 7000 + 108
17. / 403 + 260
18. / 100 + 117
19. / 555 + 216
20 / 123 + 222
21 / 2222 + 3441
22. / 29 + 9
23. / 577300 + 45
24. / 0.636 + 0.001
25. / 201 + 607
26. / 310 + 28
27. / 101 + 116
28. / 376504 + 112

1. Solve all the problems
2. Write the answer in the spaces provided.
4. Turn the calculator upside down. Write the word you see in the space provided on the story.

1. / 3011 + 4707
2. / 154 + 654
3. / 196 + 21
4. / 999 + 34007
5. / 559 + 249
6. / 19 + 15
7. / 1155 + 2352
8. / 0.04 + 0.04
9. / 467 + 341
10 / 888 + 6830
11. / 289 + 225
12. / 5555 + 1779
13. / 0.45 + 0.05
14. / 12 + 22
15. / 459 + 2586
16. / 4545 + 2563
17. / 467 + 196
18. / 185 + 32
19. / 482 + 289
20 / 177 + 168
21 / 992 + 4671
22. / 36.5 + 1.5
23. / 12489 + 564855
24. / 0.637
25. / 801 + 7
26. / 330 + 8
27. / 201 + 16
28. / 132,103 + 244,513

Richard Lawton. St Andrew and St FrancisSchool. NW2 5PE