This week in numeracy we have been looking at written methods for division. If your child would like to carry on practising at home, they can have a go at some of the sums on this worksheet.
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Scroll down on this blog page to find ideas for games and activities to help the children with their targets.
Below are some links to some useful games to help practice numeracy skills, make sure you choose the correct challenges for you!
Click on the link for a useful guide on how we teach addition, subtraction, multiplication and division at St Martin’s School.
This year, children will also be given weekly multiplication and division target as well. Learning multiplication is an important foundation for learning different aspects of mathematics such as division, algebra, long multiplication, and even fractions. For students that don’t have a solid grasp of the times tables, they may find these other areas to be hard to understand as well.
If you think about it, you use multiplication in your day to day life. When you go grocery shopping, you often need to compare out the cost of similar items or how much it will cost to get multiple items. If you are cooking and need to make a double recipe you are going to need to know how to multiply and if you are at a store and want to determine what type of discount you are getting you need to learn multiplication. Multiplication and maths is used whether you realise it or not almost on a daily basis.
Targets have been set and tests will also be sent home fortnightly so you can keep updated with your child’s progress. Here are some useful weblinks and resources that you can print off. Please ask if you have any queries or need more suggestions.
Squeebles: – Squeebles Times Tables 2 allows children to practise their
times tables in a fun and interactive way. By answering times tables questions, children help Whizz to rescue the Squeebles from the clutches of the nasty Maths Monster and earn a multitude of rewards, as well as earning turns on two great mini-games.These are the grids we use in class for you to practise at home. Choose your challenge!
Math Duel: – Covering all the operations, Math Duel is a split screen mathematics game that pits two players against each other on the same device! Change settings for each player to level the playing field. New single player mode is also great for fun.
Quick Math-Children have to answer at speed y writing on the screen-good for fast recall and correcting number reversals.
How you can help your child:
- Have fun!
- Find out what they already know
- Make sure they understand
- Demonstrate fast recall
- Be interested in their learning
- Use a chart
- Provide encouragement
- Make it practical
You can use a number of things to help your child learn the times tables such as games and music. There are some great videos and songs on Mathletics.
This can also be a great time for bonding between you and your child as you help them learn and memorise these essential facts.
This term we willl be focusing on Number Bonds. By now your children should have shared their targets with you and should be practising them for their weekly tests. They have 90 seconds to complete 10 questions. Once they have achieved 10/10 twice they will receive a stamp. 2 stamps and a sticker is awarded.
The children will bring their tests home every week (stuck in orange homework books) so you can see how they are doing and practise with them.
Here are some useful websites to use as well:-
Hit the Button-can be downloaded as an App as well
Snappy maths-printable resources
Please contact us if you need any more ideas or have any questions!