Presentation on theme: "WELCOME TO WEST HOATHLY CE PRIMARY SCHOOL’S MATHS EVENING!"— Presentation transcript:
WELCOME TO WEST HOATHLY CE PRIMARY SCHOOL’S MATHS EVENING!
Where possible calculations should be done mentally. They also need to be able to use an efficient written method. Maths has changed!
By the age of 11 they should : Have an understanding of place value Know number facts Use number facts in calculations Use mental and written methods Use a calculator Explain their methods and reasoning Answers to calculations are feasible What can a numerate child do?
BEGINNER: IN PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES AND DISCUSSION BEGIN TO RELATE ADDITION TO COMBINING TWO GROUPS OF OBJECTS UP TO 10 Everyday activities are used in school to encourage combining two groups such as taking the register. Counting how many girls there are and how many boys are there, then counting them all to find out how many there are all together. Another example is Snack Time. Counting how many children would like milk and how many would like water and then counting how many drinks are needed altogether. At home these experiences can be developed through shopping, laying the table and collecting conkers using the language ‘how many’, ‘count’, ‘add’ and ‘altogether’. A wide range of play activities such as farm animals, cars, bricks, and beads are also used to encourage combining groups.
TARGET 1: WHEN COMBINING TWO SETS, COUNT ON FROM FIRST SET WITHOUT HAVING TO RECOUNT THE FIRST SET. To relate addition to counting on, children need to recognise that addition can be done in any order. 5 + 1 = 6 is the same as 1 + 5 = 6 This can be developed by using sets of objects and adding them together in any order to find the same total and then using a number line with different start points. number line
TARGET 2: BEGIN TO RELATE ADDITION TO COUNTING ON When children are secure with counting on using practical resources, they are ready to progress onto mental strategies. Find the biggest number first and hold it in your head. Then count on the smaller number to find the total.