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Mental Maths Addition Posters

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 9 pages | Years: 2 - 5

Use this set of addition posters in your classroom when teaching different mental maths strategies.

Addition Strategies

How well do your students know their addition facts? Are you looking for some different mental maths strategies they can use to help increase their maths fluency? There are many different strategies that students can choose from depending on what addition fact they encounter. Teach Starter has created a set of addition posters that you can use in your classroom to help them increase their maths fluency!

With this download, you will receive 1 title poster and 8 strategy posters covering the following:

  • counting on
  • round and adjust
  • use a known fact
  • use doubles
  • add the parts
  • use place value
  • make a ten
  • use compatible pairs.

How to Make the Most of Your Mental Maths Posters

  1. Print the posters and display them in your classroom for students to reference when doing independent work.
  2. Print the posters, slip them into clear sleeves and use them in your guided groups as a reminder.
  3. Print the posters, slide them into a clear sleeve, and hang them on a ring as a reference tool for a maths group. 

We’ve also come up with bonus ways to turn posters into interactive tools that really make your lessons stick! 

📂 Place copies in students’ homework folders for reference. 

💻 Provide posters as digital resources for virtual students. 

🧠 Test students’ memories by showing them the poster, then hiding it and having them tell you what they remember.

✅ Incorporate posters into your lesson wrap-up: students write on a sticky note what they learned from the lesson and place it on the poster. 

Before You Download

This resource prints as a PDF. Please use the Download button to access the full-colour version of this resource.

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  • Cassie Simmons

    Hi Guys, Would you consider making low colour options for the addition, subtraction, division and multiplication posters in this set? Thanks

    • Trish (Teach Starter)

      Hi Cassie, if you can submit a Change Request using the Changes & Updates tab just above this comments thread, we will be happy to look into this further. If there is anything else I can assist with at all please do not hesitate to get in touch.