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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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- Brainbox A puzzle requiring the arrangement of numbers on the function machines to link the given input numbers to the correct output.
- Broken Calculator Some of the buttons are missing from this calculator. Can you make the totals from 1 to 20?
- Chain Challenge How fast can you perform all of the given operations without using a calculator?
- Yohaku Puzzles Fill in the blank spaces so that the cells give the sum or the product shown in each row and column.
- 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...
- Digital Darts An online darts game for one or two players requiring skill, strategy and mental arithmetic.
- 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.
- Zygo Interactive, randomly-generated, number-based logic puzzle designed to develop numeracy skills.

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