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How to help at home



There are a number of good websites and documents to help support your child with developing their fluency with maths. The materials from White Rose Maths are a great start to understand teaching and supporting your child with the Concrete, Pictoral and Abstract method. Learning is introduced by using concrete resources such as numicon, diennes, place value counters. Then alongside this the children will draw these concrete resources e.g. representing the tens by a line and ones [what were 'units'] by a dot or circle. From this the children will be taught the written column methods with a secure understanding of the mathematical reasoning behind it. We use bar modelling to help the children to visualise the problem that they are trying to solve and to help them to reason what operation[s] they need to use to calculate the answer. White Rose Maths has a whole month of Barvember problems that can be used for all primary pupils - the 'Challenge' questions are very challenging!

To support the development of fluency we buy into Times Table Rock Stars and children have an account from Y3 upwards. Other ways to support are to count on and backwards, counting in 10s on and back from any given number, working on times tables [2, 5, 10, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 7] and discussing the maths around you e.g. shopping and money, telling the time, days of the week and months of the year etc. 

NRICH has a great range of puzzles and promblems that will challenge the earliest to older mathematicians.


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