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15 × 44

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176 ÷ 8

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8 ÷ 100

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\( \frac{7}{10} + \frac{6}{20} \)

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\( 25 × \frac45 \)

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\( \frac{1}{7} × 28 \)

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How many minutes are there between 1:45am and 6:10am?

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How many days were there between 25th Jan and 4th Feb?

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How many whole hours after 8pm today is 10am tomorrow?

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63 - 100

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(−7) × (−7)

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14 − (−7)

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If \(x = 8 \) what is
\(7x − 6 \)?

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If \(y = 6 \) what is
\(y^2 + 7y - 19\)?

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If \(w = 7.2 \) what is \(4(w - 2)\)?

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3.6 + 2.3 + 3.4

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264.9 + 96.22

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867.7 − 18.51

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Find 27% of 2300

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Evaluate 83

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What is \( \sqrt{0.81}\)?

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16 × 40 × 0.7

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19.92 ÷ 4

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51000 ÷ 300

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Description of Levels



Level 1 - Inspired by the number and operations curriculum statements for Year 5

Level 2 - Inspired by the number and operations curriculum statements for Year 6

Level 3 - Entry Level lower Secondary school standard

Level 4 - Intermediate lower Secondary school standard

Level 5 - Intermediate lower Secondary school standard

Level 6 - Intermediate lower Secondary school standard

Level 7 - Confident lower Secondary school standard

Level 8 - Confident lower Secondary school standard

Level 9 - Confident middle Secondary school standard

Level 10 - Confident upper Secondary school standard

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More Arithmetic including lesson Starters, visual aids, investigations and self-marking exercises.

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There is a printable record sheet to go with this activity. Record progress as an ever growing bar chart as you progress through the levels. You might want to enlarge it to A3 size on a photocopier if your eyesight is anything like mine!

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