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Mathematics

Mathematics at CTK

 

Mathematics is an integral part of the curriculum here at CTK. We try to integrate fluency, reasoning and problem solving throughout lessons to enable children to achieve their age related expectations or beyond. Mathematics is an interconnected subject in which pupils need to be able to move fluently between representations of mathematical ideas. The programmes of study are, by necessity, organised into apparently distinct domains, but pupils should make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems.They should also apply their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects. The expectation is that the majority of pupils will move through the programmes of study at broadly the same pace. However, decisions about when to progress should always be based on the security of pupils’ understanding and their readiness to progress to the next stage. Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly are challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems before any acceleration through new content. Those who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material consolidate their understanding, including through additional practice, before moving on.

 

Mathematics is a creative and an essential  discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is necessary to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

 

The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

 

Mathletics

Remember to visit www.mathletics.co.uk to help develop your mental maths skills.

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Times Tables

As you may be aware there have been recent changes to the National Curriculum. One of the major changes is that children should be able to recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12x12, by the end of year 4.

 

Each class has been allocated specific times tables which they will focus on within each year. These are shown below:

Year 1: 1x

Year 2: 2x, 10x, 5x

Year 3: 3x, 4x, 8x

Year 4: up to 12x

 

 

We will be working hard to learn times tables within school but we would also like children to be encouraged to practise them at home. As a school we continually assess the children's multiplication knowledge in preparation for the times tables check in Year 4. Years 3-5 all completed online assessments, these results can be made available to you if you wish.

 

One way to learn your tables is by listening to the following songs:

Two Times Table Song

Three Times Table Song

Four Times Table Song

Five Times Table Song

Six Times Table Song

Seven Times Table Song

Eight Times Table Song

Nine Times Table Song

Ten Times Table Song

Eleven Times Table Song

Twelve Times Table Song

 

Resourced from: www.marlbrook.com

 

Below are some links to multiplication activities that will develop your children's knowledge:

BBC Skillswise
All times tables with choice of doing against the clock. Interactive whiteboard game using a 100 square

Previous Skillswise logo

 

 

Crickweb
Multiplication work out. How many can you answer?

Crickweb

Math Playground
Use your multiplication skills to navigate your way through the universe. Watch out for the asteroids!

Math Playground 2
Pop balloons with the multiple on it

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Oswego Games
Interactive game - re-arrange the number cards to make the sum make sense. Type in 'sum sense division' into Google to get the division version of this game.

 

Oswego Games 2
How many multiplication or division questions can you answer in 5 minutes?

 

Oswego Games 3
Ghost blasters. Shoot the multiples

 

Primary Resources
Hit the alien as it pops up with the right number on it.

 

Teaching Tables
Activities, games and worksheets

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TVO Kids
Connect the dots. 2 x and 5 x table only

 
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