Maths Statement of intent:
At Echelford, our mission is to enable all of our children to enjoy and feel confident that they can succeed in mathematics and we believe that prior attainment should not limit what a child is capable of learning. We take a mastery approach to the teaching and learning of this subject, providing a deep conceptual understanding for our learners. We want our children to become mathematical thinkers, seeing beyond what is tested in national examinations and to be equipped with an understanding that will be relevant and useful in whatever context they encounter it.
Links and resources:
Visit the Saxon Maths Webpage for links, many useful tools. There are also some useful 'How To' videos:
Multiplication and Division
Games to play at home. You do not need to print the instructions and you can write the equations and answers into your home learning books.
Games to play at home
Addition and Subtraction Activities
Games to play at home:
The resources that you will need for these games are: paper, a pencil/pen, a cup or baf, small items to count (such as counters, marbles, Lego bricks or dried pasta). You do not need to print the instructions and can write the equations and answers into your home learning.
Time and Resources Activities
You can play with setting time on the clock and explore how the clock works in relation to time including seconds, minutes and hours.
When cooking dinner (whether it be you or your grown ups), can you write down the timings? This includes how long it takes to prepare the food as well as how long it takes to bake a cake.
Can you time yourself doing your daily exercise? How long did it take? What time did you start? What time did you finish?
Can you challenge someone at home to the time game that Stephen Mulhern loves to play on his Saturday evening TV programme 'In for a Penny'? You decide on a set amount of seconds as the target (e.g. 10 seconds), the judge has a stopwatch and tells you when to begin. You need to tell the judge to stop the stopwatch when you think it has been that exact number of seconds. Keep taking it in turns and changing the target.
Times Tables Songs
Many of you will be using Times Tables Rockstars to practise your times tables but you can also use songs. Here are some great ones that you might want to learn:
The BBC Bitesize website is fantastic for reviewing topics and going over key skills. Here are some areas you might like to recap:
Addition and Subtraction: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy2mn39
Multiplication and Division: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z36tyrd
Topmarks Website - Games and Activities
Topmarks is a great website for online learning games. We have selected some useful ones to support with various areas of learning.
Ordering numbers: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/coconut-ordering and https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/chinese-dragon-orderinSubtraction: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/subtraction-grids
Multiplication, Division, Halving and Doubling: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Four Operations: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train
Carol Vorderman - The Maths Factor
This website is free to sign up to. We would recommend your grown ups creating a login; you can then explore all of the online activities that they have available.
Printable maths board games (Mathopoly looks particularly fun!)