# 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.

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!

## 41 thoughts on “Mental Maths Practice ~ fun worksheets!”

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2. Sandeep

I really like the addition wheel would try it with my first graders.Thank you !

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3. casimirrex

Excellent work.It is very useful for my kids.

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4. sonja Otto

Thank you so much for this excellent worksheets and website, do you maybe have some tips about mirror writing ?

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5. Anonymous

Thank you for these excellent worksheets.

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6. Linda

I love these worksheets. Just what I was looking for. Thank you so much.

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7. Anonymous

These are excellent and very helpful!.. Thanks you very much!…

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8. Mercy

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.

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• @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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9. Anonymous

This is just what I was looking for! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!

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10. Bridgett

Thanks, these are brilliant. I just found your blog today! I love it 🙂

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11. sujatha

The ideas and patterns are excellent, it will make the young minds think !

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12. Tanya

Oh dese worksheets r really nyc….keep up your good work ma’am

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13. I’ve downloaded all the worksheets. My 5 year old would love these. Thanks a lot!

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14. Anonymous

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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15. Nasreen Khan

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

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16. thnx alot these really helpful thnx alot

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17. Anonymous

Thankyou very much for such an interesting assignments. My kids really liked them.

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18. afif

Thank you so much for sharing this. All these will never be forgotten. 🙂

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19. Donna

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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20. Kori Ireland

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

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• Lori, thanks, and I’ll try upload a blank MS Word template or if that fails, I’ll email it to you!

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21. Rachel NC

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 🙂

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22. Rebecca

These are brilliant. Thank you so much for sharing.

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

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23. Robyn

Wow! Thanks so much for sharing these!

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24. Janae

These look amazing. I am impressed with your creativity. Thanks for sharing!

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25. 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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26. Patricia

Thank you SO MUCH!!! I just print them all and will try them with my kiddos tomorrow!

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27. doyle3vela

I love your Math worksheets, I just print them all and will work with my kiddos, thank you SO MUCH!!

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28. Ngaire

These are gorgeous – thanks so much for sharing all your hard work 🙂

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29. Doyle3vela

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!

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30. Thanks again!

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31. Kay

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

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Oops! Type-o! Thanks! I’ll edit it!

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• Kay

Thanks ~ I love these and am grateful that now I don’t have to come up with all this on my own! Am sure my youngest, who struggles so with math, will be helped by using these.
In His Grace, Kay

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32. Anna

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.

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