Maths Resources

Addition Ideas for parents
When working with your child practically encourage touch counting as this will help accuracy.

Math Mountains will help your child with their number facts to help them become more confident when bridging to the nearest 10 e.g. 8 + 4 = 12


Example activities to play at home with your child:

Pick a pair of numbers.
Add them together. Write the numbers and the answer.
Pick a different pair of numbers. Write the numbers and the answer.

Here are two dice.
If you add up the dots on the top you’ll get 7.
Find two dice to roll yourself. Add the numbers that are on the top.
What other totals could you get if you roll the dice again?

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Subtraction Ideas for parents
When working with your child at home, using practical real life scenarios to help support maths will always benefit your child. Ask questions for example how many grapes do you have in your bowl? How many will you have left if you eat 3? You can apply subtraction to real life situations e.g. Here is 20p, the apple is 10p how much change do I need?
The progression of subtraction

 

 Example activities to play at home with your child:
 Play board games e.g. snakes and ladders to practice counting backwards.
 Sing songs (5 little speckled frogs etc). to develop counting backwards.
 Question through play e.g. how many lego pieces do you have in your tower? Take some away – how many do you have left?
 Practise maths mountains to develop fluency.
 Use a “bar model” to represent subtraction calculations – can they find the missing number?

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Division Ideas for parents
When working with your child at home, using practical real life scenarios to help support maths will
always benefit your child. Getting your child to share out cutlery or food is a good way to support
division. You could also give your child a division problem to work out and your child could record
pictorially on paper how they worked out the answer. This will also help support your child’s jotting
technique.

Example activities to play at home with your child:
1. This activity could be used with any age group and would be a suitable activity to do practically with
your child.
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share equally so that there are none left over?

What do you notice about the numbers they can share fairly?
2. This activity would help develop your child’s mathematical language and reasoning skills. It is more
suitable for KS1 children.
Jamie and Jack were given a bag of lollies. They shared them out evenly and had one left over. Just as
they had finished sharing them their friends Hollie, Steven and Rosie came along. They shared the lollies
out again between them all. This time they had two lollies left over. How many lollies could there have
been in the bag?

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Multiplication
Progression of skills

Ideas to support your child with Multiplication at home:
 Count in multiples of 2’s 5s’ and 10’s ( and 3’s for Year 2)
 Learn the multiplication facts on the ‘Maths Mountains’
 Look at ‘arrays’ in real life and discuss the grouping you can see e.g.cake tins, egg boxes, crayons, chocolate bars, lego, ice cube trays,
 Turn multiplication into story problems e.g. Everyday Jayden has 5 grapes in his lunch box. How many grapes does he eat during the week?
 Use the vocabulary related to multiplication by asking questions in different ways e.g. What is 2 multiplied by 6? Give me three multiples of 5? What is 4 x 4? How many groups can you see?
 Try these web sites……..
 www.topmarks.co.uk for multiplication games
 www.nrich.maths.org for great problem solving activities to support multiplication

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