This resource focuses on number sentences in the range 1-20. There are four number sequences on each card. Pupils are asked at the top of the card which one of the four number sentences makes a given number. Two of the sentences are addition and two are subtraction.
Cut up the sheets into twenty separate cards and laminate each of the cards individually.
Pupils should look at what the target number is at the top of the card. They should then look at the four number sentences, working out each one. The pupil should then place a clothes peg on the one number sentence that makes the number.
This activity is especially suitable for pupils who may not be able to write answers but is able to work out the number sentences. It is a way for them to demonstrate this knowledge. It is also good for fine motor skills in the manipulation of the pegs onto the cards.
We frequently gave activities such as this for homework to our SEN pupils. It gave them the sense that they had homework like everyone else and it also allowed the parents to see what Maths topic we were currently working on.
This pack could be an ideal activity for maths station teaching. A pack of six sets could be put together, one for each pupil in the group, to be completed at a number station.
Activities such as these were also used as Independent work completed by SEN pupils in their work station.