Practice sums up to 10, 20 and 50 — -Miss Anja

practice sums

This blog is part of the blog series with math activities that focus on play. I wrote about the math circuit before and in this blog series I also share different activities for each learning goal to practice the different learning goals. Today I share activities to practice sums up to 10, 20 or 50. And sometimes the same activities can also be used with sums up to 100!

Practice sums in group 3 – 4

In my opinion, groups 3 and 4 should also practice with the learning objectives in a fun way. It is precisely during this period that the calculation and/or automation of the sums up to 10/20 (year 3) and up to 50/100 (year 4) is central. Earlier I wrote blogs about (playfully) practicing divisions and the number line.


Kaboom is a game that can be used in many different ways. Write down the sums on popsicle sticks. The children draw a popsicle stick in succession, read the sum and call out the answer. When the stick with kaboom on it is drawn, it is quickly over. Who managed to collect the most sticks?

sum darts

I myself have been using the Velcro dartboards for years with great pleasure. There are several dartboards available that allow you to offer different types of sums: addition and subtraction (up to 10/20) or addition and subtraction with tens. I myself have this set with 3 dartboards that you can use in all directions.

In order not to keep the game non-committal, you can also use the worksheet below and have the children fill it in.
Tip! Teach the children to write the highest number first when doing subtraction problems.

Still fill in


Practice sums with strike the bell!

winter game

Several variants of lettuce on the bell are already available, such as the winter and autumn edition. This time you put one card face up and let the children take turns putting a card face up. The child calls out the answer to this sum as quickly as possible. Does the sum have a predetermined outcome? Then the children ring the bell as quickly as possible.

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As a teacher (lower and middle school) and IB’er at a primary school, I am full of information and ideas to share. I like to come up with projects and themes, but I also enjoy inventing a moving learning game to actively practice subject matter. I like to share my knowledge and practical experience to support teachers in professional development and create materials that can support the children’s learning.

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