Presentation on theme: "Some people love it; some people hate it. But everyone has to do it. Struggle Easy Painful Hard work Battle Success When I was taught by Mr Hardy I could."— Presentation transcript:
Some people love it; some people hate it. But everyone has to do it. Struggle Easy Painful Hard work Battle Success When I was taught by Mr Hardy I could do it It came naturally to me Boring Pages of sums Enjoyable
How do our children learn in Maths lessons at Orleans? Lots of talking Thinking Self-discovery Problem solving Asking questions Real-life learning Practical and engaging lessons – fascinators! CB's CB's ‘I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.’ (A Chinese proverb)
Chanting or Singing Percy Parker www.learnyourtimestables.com Up and down the stairs Clapping, jumping, passing a ball etc YouTube
Reading and writing them Magnetic x tables Speed Tests Building up the x table number sentences ‘Know Your’ – www.ko-box.com Flash cards Missing number sentences
Find Patterns Hundred Square 7 x 8 (always a tricky one!) Answer first: 56 = 7 x 8. So it’s 5, 6, 7, 8. Easy! Find patterns in the numbers e.g. all even/all end in.../first digit goes up, last digit goes down X9 If you add the answer’s digits together, they add 9 e.g. 9 x 5 = 45 (4 + 5 = 9) If you know your 2x tables, then you can work out 4x any number. X by 2, then double it.
Games Online games – endless websites. See handouts for some. Multiplication War – pack of playing cards Board Games Snap X table apps on your iphone Origami Fortune Teller
There isn’t a truly pain-free answer because… Everyone learns in best in different ways Real fluency demands practise over weeks and months Drilling is the key! Practise, practise, practise! What’s the best way to learn your tables?
12 3 = 0 6 3 912 Add the jumps = 4 4 groups of 3 + 3 4
Whilst children learn about numbers and maths at school, there are also lots of ways that you can support your child at home. It doesn’t have to be by doing pages of sums or text books – there are lots of fun activities and games you can do or include in your everyday routines! Here are a few ideas to help you…
Learning Targets for Year 1 Learning Targets for Year 2