Presentation on theme: "Calculation Policy. Aims To reduce the number of methods being taught. To increase the links between the Infants and Junior school. To create a clear."— Presentation transcript:
Aims To reduce the number of methods being taught. To increase the links between the Infants and Junior school. To create a clear progression from reception to year 6.
A few notes In year 3 children are encouraged to use jottings and work out calculations mentally. Nearly all “traditional” methods are introduced in year 4 and 5. The methods are not “set in stone” if a class or child is able to move onto the next stage in a calculation they will be taught this. Likewise, if a child is struggling an earlier method maybe used.
Division Grouping 41 ÷ 4 = 10 r 1 +1 + 40 10 groups
Division Grouping 43 ÷ 4 = 10 r 3 0 3 43 -3 - 40 10 x 4
Division Traditional Method (from year 4) 81 ÷ 3 = 27 2 7 3 8 1 2
Summary of strategies Children should always estimate first. Children should decide whether a method is appropriate. Children should be taught and reminded to use the correct language. Children should always check their answer, preferably using a different method e.g. The inverse operation. Children who make persistent mistakes should return to the method that they can use accurately. Children still need to know number and multiplication facts by heart.