Making Equal Equations

In Maths last week, 2KJ learnt about making equal equations.

Usually when we complete equations, we just need to solve the answer…

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However, it is important to know that you can also make equal equations. The “equals sign” means that the equations on either side of the equals sign are equal to each other. You could say they are balanced.

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To practise making equal equations, students had to complete a series of questions by adding in the missing numbers. Their goal was to make sure the equations were equal to each other.

You can even mix up the different mathematical operations to make equal equations…

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As an extra challenge, students had to make up their own equal equations using whatever operations they liked.

Can you solve these equations to make them equal?

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In your comment, can you make an equal equation?

All About Subtraction

2KM and 2KJ have been learning about subtraction in maths during the past few weeks.

Mrs Morris and Miss Jordan are very happy with the progress the students are making and it has been great to see the students sharing different subtraction strategies with each other. It is important to learn a variety of strategies but it is good to use strategies that work best for you.

At the start of each maths lesson we use our interactive whiteboard to practise our subtraction skills. We have been playing games, watching videos of subtraction strategies and the students have demonstrated how they solve subtraction problems.

Here are some subtraction games you will enjoy. Give them a try and improve your skills! 

Fact Dash

Number Cruncher

Math Magician

Speed Grid Challenge

This website has lots of different subtraction games, give them a try!


What was your favourite subtraction game?

What strategy do you like to use when solving subtraction problems?

When do you use subtraction in real life?

We Love Maths!

We always have so much fun in our Maths lessons in 2KJ and 2KM!

This term we have been focussing on place value and skip counting.

Place value means understaning what the value of each number is, according to the place it holds. For example:

Place value

Skip counting is important because it helps us count things quicker! Check out our post about counting by 5s here.

To help you practise your place value and skip counting skils at home, try out these games on your computer at home!

The Place Value Game – The goal of this game is to create the largest possible number from the digits the computer gives you.

Place Value Game

Where does that number go? – A fun and challenging game where you have to work out where the numbers go on a blank 100 chart. 

Missing numbers

Crack the Code – A fun game where you need to solve the four digit code to open up the safe.

Crack the code

Counting Machine – Choose your starting number and what you want to skip count by.

Counting Machine

Fishy Counting – Practise skip counting by 2s by catching the fish!

Fishy counting

Spooky Sequences – Practise skip counting by 5s in this spooky game!

Spooky sequences

 Which game did you like playing the most?

What do you enjoy doing in Maths?


Skip Counting

We are learning about skip counting in 2KM and 2KJ.

Skip counting helps us

  • count things more quickly
  • learn about the multiplication times tables

Skip counting means counting by a number that is not one, for example counting by twos, fives or tens.

Today we practised our skip counting and used counting by fives to help us solve this problem….

How many fingers do 18 people have?

Watch this video to find out!

How many fingers do 18 people have?

Why did we count by fives?

When do you use skip counting in everyday life?

What do you know about skip counting patterns?