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Maths can be a difficult subject to know where to start with; approaches to teaching maths have changed over the years. 

To help parents, we have sourced some really useful documents which details the ways in which we teach calculations. We hope this is helpful! 

Addition and Subtraction - Guidance

Multiplication and Division - Guidance


Multiplication Tables Check

Guidance for parents on Y4 MTC.

Maths - Top tips for parents and families:

  • Be positive about maths. Don't say things like "I can’t do maths" or "I hated maths at school; your child might start to think like that themselves.
  • Point out the maths in everyday life. Include your child in activities involving maths such as using money, cooking, telling the time and travelling.
  • Praise your child for effort rather than talent - this shows them that by working hard they can always improve.
    • Quick recall - Help them to learn their tables and have quick recall ofall tables up to 12 x 12 (by the end of Y4) and related division problems – e.g. how many 6s in 42?
  • Practise number bonds – e.g. pairs of numbers that make 10,20, what do you add to 45 to get 100?
  • Solving puzzles - Encourage children to get involved in applying their skills - e.g. Suduko, Logic puzzles, games of strategy. Puzzles can be found on the NRICH website
  • Use technology - online resources and games that the children can access independently e.g. Sumdog/Purple mash
  • Homework - Encourage independence when completing homework– send it back with a note if any problems – it shouldn’t be a battle!

We have put together a really useful document detailing some of the best apps and websites for you to use to support your children with Maths

Supporting Your Child with Maths at Home

There are also a couple of websites below containing useful resources for families; there's loads out there, so please ask Mrs. Lewis if you want to find out more.

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