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Activity: Adding and Subtracting with 3-Digit Numbers – Orienteering Race

Children race to select orienteering control points and use the numbers on the markers to make and complete addition and subtraction sums.


  1. Children use their orienteering map to locate and select control points.
  2. At each one they select, they use 3 numbers from the marker to make an addition or subtraction sum on their Activity Sheet.
  3. They race to complete the sums for 6 different control points.

    Key Facts

  • Maths
  • Key Stage 2
  • Addition
  • Number
  • SATs
  • Subtraction
  • Activity Sheet Download Required
  • Orienteering Control Markers Required
  • Orienteering Map Required
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Control Marker Images

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