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These are the Transum resources related to the statement: "Pupils should be taught to solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why".

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- Arithmagons Find the missing numbers in these triangular, self-checking puzzles and discover the wonders of these fascinating structures.
- Cracked Clock Quiz A self marking set of ten mathematical questions about a clock which cracked!
- Multi-step Problems Solve multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.
- Sum of Three Palindromes Every whole number can be expressed as the sum of three palindromic numbers like this...
- Perfect Magic Square Arrange the sixteen numbers on the four by four grid so that groups of four numbers in a pattern add up to the same total.
- Which Operation? Decide which mathematical operation is required then use it to find the answers.
- Cosmic Redshift Investigate the number found by performing an algorithm on a three digit number.

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