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Mathematics in the Prep School

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Objectives To give you an overview of how Maths is taught in the Prep School To inform you of important changes to the National Curriculum in Maths To give you some practical ideas of how to help your child succeed in Maths To show you the ActiveLearn interactive platform and how it supports learning

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Overview Overall aim: for children to enjoy learning in Maths Every lesson/ activity differentiated to suit the learner Concrete materials used to develop understanding- not just tricks Teaching a range of strategies- mental and written- what works for the child? Towards problem solving- group work

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National Curriculum Move to exposing children to fractions and decimals earlier More ‘Secondary Maths’ in Year 6 eg. long division Practice, practice, practice- more repetition of key number facts eg. times-tables No Calculators in KS2 SATS- mental methods and efficient written methods as a focus At Finborough, we take the best bits!

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How to help….. Take the two handouts (targets and websites) and use these at home Make it enjoyable- our main aims should be the same Good old fashioned times-table and number bonds practice is always useful eg. timing, races, rhymes Involve children in the time, DIY measurements, logic games eg. cards, dominoes etc. The answer is ___. What’s the question? Give children a pair of compasses, a ruler, a protractor- explore symmetry and making shapes or patterns

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ActiveLearn http://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk http://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

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