Mental Maths Practice ~ fun worksheets!

When a child practices mental maths – maths becomes quicker and simpler!

My girls look at their maths charts (Mini Office A5 Maths) too much, so I made some fun worksheets for practice. These worksheets reinforce adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing with just a few minutes practice every day.

You can download these worksheets ~

Maths Rockets ~ for adding/ subtracting or multiplying numbers on the side to equal the number in the roof (great for bonds)

Maths Butterflies ~ 5 sums for each butterfly, so good for quick reviews

Maths Corners ~ 4 sums for each number, also a quick worksheet

Maths In&Out ~ top row of random numbers “in” to work with a number and operation, and write the answer as “out”

Maths Caterpillars ~ each caterpillar has random numbers or operations, from simple to complex

Maths Amazing Squares ~ brilliant for bonds to 10 ~ all rows add to 10, up, down  or sideways!

Maths Corners

Maths In & Out

Amazing Maths 10 Square

Maths Rockets

You can use these sheets as they are or ~

* cut out each section and let them do just one little fun exercise a day

* use a part of the page for pre-lesson reviews

* use the blanks pages to reinforce the numbers or operations you are working on

* focus on 1 operation or number exercise (all x 2 or +2 exercises)

* remedial work with number concepts or operations

With a little regular practice the number combinations or patterns start to “click”  ~ which is great for confidence and generates a positive maths attitude!

Let me know what you and your children think!

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39 thoughts on “Mental Maths Practice ~ fun worksheets!

  1. Just printed them off and going to try them with the kids. Always looking for math worksheets that might be more fun than just doing straight problems.

  2. Dear Nadene, Hi ~ Was downloading and reading the work sheets and your maths charts (mini office A5 maths), and just ran across the shapes page. I don’t mean to be picky, but you’ve named the five sided shape a “pentagram” rather than a “pentagon” and there really is a difference. What you have on the chart is a “pentagon” ~ a pentagram is the five sided star. Here are the links to the different definitions: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentagon and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentagram . I just thought you might want to make a correction to your charts. :-) In His Grace, Kay

  3. Nadene, thanks so much for all you share in your blog.. you ideas are such a blessing for us. Your math pages looks great, I will try them!

  4. This is GREAT! Math frustrates my daughter (for whom reading comes SO easy). I prepared a notebook with exercises ranging in complexity for her to work on at her leisure. These will definitely be included and I am subscribing to your blog. Thanks again.

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    • Hi Denise, popped over to your blog – wonderful treasure trove of sites, games and ideas! Thanks for all you share!

  6. Wow! These are wonderful! I saw your post to the skeleton closet on HSS and clicked on your blog link! Now I am doubly thankful you added stuff to the skeleton closet! Thanks for sharing- I have been running short on ideas to help my math-challenged dd6 :)

  7. I am loving these. They are exactly what we need to start off this year! I do have one question. I know it is asking a lot, but is it possible to get the blank ones (like the last page of the math rockets – where we can fill in our own numbers) in a typeable format? Either way I love these and they are a great boost to our math! Thank you for sharing.
    Kori

  8. Thanks so very much for these. My daughters get bored so easily and having something new to spice up the tedious problem of practicing math facts is wonderful!

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  10. thank you very much for the great maths sheets , it will be big help for me to teach maths to mentally disable adults.

  11. me myself i find math very hard but the work sheet is just wow thanks a million for this web page.thanks a lot also cos i am in a year grop whith is very important for me it helped.

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  13. These look very good. My son will surely enjoy this. Just a question how will this help mental math. What if the child is still counting with his fingers.

    • @Mercy, I have a finger-counting child too! I suggest that it is quicker and challenge her to try remember bonds rather than count off a visual chart or her fingers. Try make bonds a memory game and put it to the test with playing cards or a dice or dominoes and they will quickly work answers out without using fingers. Then come back to a mental maths worksheet for extra practice.

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