Addition & Subtraction Methods – Complete Lesson

This is a complete lesson on addition and subtraction methods, beginning with positive numbers (including decimals) and extending those methods to also work with negative numbers. The lesson is designed with the new GCSE specification in mind.

Lesson Objective

  • To be able to confidently add and subtract negative numbers.

Who is this Lesson For?

This pack is designed for GCSE foundation tier students. It could also be used with mid or low ability Key Stage 3 students.

What is Included?

Included in this download are the following:

  • Full lesson plan for the ‘Addition & Subtraction Methods’ lesson, including introduction, teaching content, individual activities, plenary and suggested support and extension activities
  • Blank Mind Maps
  • Printed Number Line
  • Human Number Line Cards
  • Student Worksheet on Addition & Subtraction Methods
  • Student Number Lines
  • Complete Solutions to all Questions

Lesson Progression

This is the second lesson in the ‘Integers & Place Value’ unit of work (the unit is also available as a pack including homework activities and a unit assessment).

The other lessons in the unit are: