Maths In Minutes

How to Improve Pupils' Understanding of the Equals Sign

Often pupils equate the equals sign with an action and this can cause issues when they come to balancing equations or solving missing number problems. Here we give ideas on how to ensure pupils understand the equals sign early on.


Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

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