**0-9 digit cards**have one set for each pupil, for more challenge limit the number of digits for an activity

Malclom Sargent school has incuded 0-20 number cards, the four operations

and other maths symbols such as a decimal point card, £, < and =

**Fan numbers**include one set each pupil, KS2 include a decimal point.

Fan numbers are good for showing sets of digits and multi-digit numbers, but probably

no more than 4 digits for the number so it easy to read.

no more than 4 digits for the number so it easy to read.

**Arrow cards**show the structure of numbers

They can show any numbers - HTU for KS1, to millions (and a decimal point) for KS2.

Arrow cards are good for place value and expanded notation, large numbers and

all number operation activities.

**Flip flops**are a 16 part folded square, with images of 2s, 5s…..

These are a personal favourite – take a look at my article on these for

more details and a template.

Using Flip-Flops to practice multiplication tables

It is useful for each bag to have dice and counters - particularly clear counters that can be placed over numbers on a hundred square but allows the covered numbers to still be visible.

Many schools will already have most of these items - collect them together or get children to make their own.

If you are buying look for simple versions. Number fans with dots for each digit are not useful when showing 12 (it should be 10+2, not 1+2).

Remember to make a kit for your self with a large version of each item.

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Add these to your maths kit too.

A fractions wheel and angle estimator to add to your maths kit

Another Maths Kit resource - the elastic band strip