# Maths Workshop for Parents. Can you help me with my maths homework please? The question that all parents dread… How maths is taught in Katherine Semar.

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Maths Workshop for Parents

Can you help me with my maths homework please? The question that all parents dread… How maths is taught in Katherine Semar Juniors Ways in which you can help your child with their day to day maths Practical opportunities for hands-on maths

4.74cm 3.2cm x Find x. Here it is! Mental warm up 1

Place value and partitioning Grid multiplication Division How we support Maths in school Making maths interactive – Whiteboards, Interactive games, times tables CDs

Place Value What do we mean when we talk about Place Value..? Simply – recognizing that the value of a digit is determined by its place in a number. TH H T U. Tenths Hundredths 1 3 2 5 3 2 5 1 3 2 5 4. 1

Zero…to hero! If the answer is 1002, what was the question? Qu: Write the number one hundred and two in digits...

Children need to understand that in 102, there is one lot of one hundred, zero lots of ten and two units. Zero ‘holds’ the place of the tens.

Common mistakes… Writing ‘one hundred and thirty six’ as 10036. Thinking that 6,000 is one more than 5099. Thinking that 3.153 must be larger than 3.35 because it has more digits in it. Thinking that 0.75 is smaller than 0.203 because 75 is smaller than 203.

Partitioning What does the word mean..? Breaking a number up according to its place value. (typically to make addition and multiplication easier). 3276 3000+200+70+6 So 52 x 3 becomes 50+50+50 and 2+2+2 …

Q. I have 28 apples in one hand and 57 apples in the other. What have I got..? A. Big hands! Mental Warm-up 2

Grid Multiplication 36X6 =

Grid Multiplication 42X67 =

Grid Multiplication 21X42 =

Mental Warm-up 3 Q. Sam has £1 in his pocket and apples cost 30p each. How many apples can Sam buy? Show how you got your answer.

Times tables Finally! Some old fashioned Maths teaching! Nothing has changed... Children need to learn their times tables. Without their times tables they may know the method for multiplication, but still arrive at a wrong answer. Rote learning

Qu. One of these numbers below is a multiple of 5. Put a ring around it. 17 8 52 35 22 Mental warm-up 4

Division Bus stop method

Division - Chunking 1311 ÷ 23 =1311 ÷ 23 = 1311 ÷ 23 =1311 ÷ 23 =

Everyday ways to improve your child’s (and your!) maths A prominent clock in the kitchen – ideally analogue and digital. Display a traditional calendar. Board games that involve dice and spinners – helps not only with counting but with the concepts of chance. Traditional playing cards – simple games such as snap are a natural way of learning about sorting and chance. Dominoes – to help with number combinations. A calculator. Measuring jugs with scales / kitchen scales. Dried pasta…or Smarties! – useful for counting large collections to investigate remainders etc. Tape measure and ruler – involve your child in ‘real life’ situations. An indoor / outdoor thermometer.

Useful Websites www.bbc.co.uk/schools/bitesize http://www.primarygames.co.uk/ www.katherinesemar-jun.essex.sch.uk www.primaryresources.co.uk www.topicbox.org.uk

Practical session Mr. Hull - SATs style questions ICT suite – Miss Willdigg & Mr. Wallace - interactive resources Mrs. Moy & Miss Walbanke – Numicon Mr Lloyd & Mrs. Deller – further help with division and multiplication! Mrs. Graham - place value / partitioning resources Mrs. Callaghan & Mrs. Archer – coffee and tea!

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