# Story Sums

Story sums are an excellent activity for getting children used to using maths skills in everyday life. How often have you heard a child say "but when am I ever going to use this?" when you ask them to learn the 12 times table? Well, story sums are the way to answer the question! They also make a great revision activity and can be used as a challenge for children who finish early.

## Addition and Subtraction Story Sums Within 100

Here are 8 story sum cards with "real life" problems for the kids to solve with their addition and subtraction skills. All answers are within 100.

## Addition and Subtraction Story Sums Within 20

Here's a mixed set of story sums to help children practise addition and subtraction within 20 - and put the use of maths into an everyday context.

## Addition and Subtraction Story Sums Within 50

Show children how the maths they are learning applies to real life with these interesting addition and subtraction story sum cards, all within 50.

## Division Story Sums 1

Have a go at the 8 story sums in this collection as a "filler" or revision activity, or an extra challenge when children finish early. They are a great way of putting the need for maths into context!

## Division Story Sums 2

Here's another set of division-based story sums, to get the kids using their maths skills!

## Division Story Sums 3

Use these story sum cards on their own as a revision exercise or just for practice - or try to match them with the correct answer cards to see how the "story" matches the equation.

## Division Story Sums 4

Here are 8 more division story sums for the kids to try. It's a great way to practice maths skills and get used to maths in everyday life.

## Ice Cream Shop Menu Worksheet Set 2

Each zipped pack below contains an ice-cream shop menu, a set of story sum cards and a set of answer cards - a fun way to work on money and addition! All the answers are within 100, and we've got a pack in English money and another for American money.

This fun worksheet uses a "real life" story to test some simple maths skills including multiplication, measuring liquids, time and problem solving.

## Summer Food Story Sums Year 1

These story sum cards ask children to work out simple addition and subtraction problems (within 10) - all with an ice-cream and cupcake theme!

## Times Tables Story Sums 1

There are 8 fun times table story sums to solve in this set of printable cards - great for a fun extra challenge! Call out or write down the answers, or match the cards with the answer cards - a good way of comparing the "story" to the written equation.

## Times Tables Story Sums 2

Here are some fun "stories" that challenge the kids to use their times tables - a great "real life" application! We've provided answer cards in case you want to try a matching activity.

## Times Tables Story Sums 3

Story sums provide a welcome change from times table drills - and also get children used to the everyday applications that make learning your times tables useful! This set of 8 cards can be used as a time-filling challenge, or, together with the answer cards, as a revision matching activity.

## Times Tables Story Sums 4

Test your knowledge of the times tables with these fun story sum cards. There are 8 in total, ready to cut out. We've also provided matching answer cards in case you want to do a matching activity.

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