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Maths Mentals Maker

Teach Starter Publishing Suitable for years:  F - 6

Easily create daily maths mentals worksheets, download and print for your students! This generator has been designed to help teachers from year 1 to year 6!

How to Use the Maths Mentals Maker in Your Classroom

Our amazing Maths Mentals Generator widget will save you bucket loads of time with your planning and prep! These age-appropriate maths questions will keep your students’ brains firing. Number, shape, chance and data… your students will have no excuse for not practicing their maths general knowledge.

Select when and how frequently to test your students! With this wonderful maths questions generator, you can choose the days of the week to hold a test, as well as the number of weeks you want to run your maths mental quiz. For even more customisation, you can choose your school font and year level.

The maths problems widget is perfect to create a daily maths warm-up routine or as a pre-test to see how much knowledge your students have before you teach a new topic.

What Is the Mental Strategy in Maths?

Are you looking for tips to explain what it means to use a mental strategy in maths? Here’s a simple way to explain mental maths to your students:

Mental maths is the name we use for the calculations done in your head to solve a maths problem. Instead of using a piece of paper and pencil or pulling out a calculator to help find the answer, in maths mentals, we use only our cognitive abilities to manipulate numbers and find solutions!

There are dozens of different mental strategies and techniques we can use in maths — depending on the operation.

For example, if you are faced with addition sums, you may use the number bonds strategy of mental maths, which involves breaking down numbers into their component parts.

Other maths mental strategies you may use include (but are not limited to!):

  • Cross Cancelling
  • Doubling and Halving
  • Estimating
  • Rounding

Instructions for Using the Maths Mentals Generator

Follow these simple steps to create your own random maths problems:

  1. Select the font, number of weeks, and days
  2. Adjust the question difficulty by changing the Year Level
  3. Click the download button in the top right-hand corner
  4. Open the PDF file you have just downloaded in Adobe Reader

More Maths Mentals Activities for Your Lesson Plans

Are you looking for maths mentals activities that have already been created? The maths teachers of Teach Starter have you covered! Explore a few of our favourites:

[resource:4819104] [resource:3605878] [resource:4877355]


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  • Rebekah Paraskevas

    Could this resource be altered to enable teachers to select a maths strand or topic to include. For example, only addition up to 3-digit numbers, mixed operations with 2-digit numbers, fractions, time etc.

    • Laica Ayo

      Hi Rebekah, Thanks for the suggestion! To submit a change suggestion, please visit the 'Submit a change' tab on the resource page. If you have any questions, please feel free to send our support team a message through the chat icon at the bottom of the screen. Thanks!

  • Sarah Munro

    Does this work yet?????? I would like to create a maths mental daily booklet?

    • Heather

      Hi Sarah, Thanks for your message. I can confirm that the Maths Mentals Generator is working - if you're still having issues accessing the generator, could I get you to reach out to our support team via our chat icon, or via [email protected]? That we can delve a little deeper to ensure this works for you :) Thanks! Sam