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Maths Badge

Aims

At Wheatley CE Primary School we believe that developing pupils' arithmetic skills improves fluency in calculation using the four operations and provides pupils with the skills they require to solve more complex problems. With this in mind, the aim of the badge system is to build pupil skill and confidence in arithmetic using a rigorous, challenging and fun approach.

 

The Badges

The badge system is progressive, enabling teachers to challenge all pupils in the class during each badge attempt. The badges assess the following skills and pupils start at the badge that is most appropriate to their current level of arithmetic fluency. All pupils entering Year 1 start with pre badge 1 (spots), moving through the stages as they progress through Key Stages 1 and 2. Where appropriate, based on the class teacher's assessment, pupils in reception will also be offered the opportunity to take part.

 

Level

Badge

Mental Arithmetic Skills Required

Questions

Time (min)

Pre Badges

Spots

Stripes

Chequer board

Skills of counting, adding one or taking one away, shape, positional language

16 on each

10

1

Green

Addition to 10

40

10

2

Dark Green

Addition to 20

40

10

3

Pink

Subtraction to 20

40

10

4

Dark Pink

Addition/Subtraction to 20

48

10

5

White

0,1, 2, 3, 5 and 10x tables

48

10

6

Purple

Addition/Subtraction to 20 plus times tables from white badge

52

10

7

Sky Blue

2,3,4,5,8,10x tables

52

10

8

Orange

0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10x up to 10xn

60

10

9

One Star

All times tables up to 12xn

100

10

10

One Star Divide

All division facts from 1-12 x tables

100

10

11

Two Star

All sorts of tricky things (+/-/x/÷)

100

10

12

Three Star

More tricky questions using the four operations

60

10

13

One Star Timed

Similar to three star but must be completed in 5 minutes or less.

60

5

14

Red

Tricky range of Qs – 5mins or less

60

5

15

Super Times Table- Yellow

All times tables 

120

5

16

Algebra Badge

Algebra questions. The only badge where you are permitted to use a calculator

60

8

 

Click on each badge name to access a practice sheet.

**** NEW BADGE RELEASED*** 

A new badge has been released. Badge 17 - 'Code Badge' is a fun yet challenging badge with 30 questions that challenge you to form numbers using a code and then solve calculations using them!

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