Changes to the National Curriculum to a ‘mastery approach to the teaching of mathematics’ in the UK have meant that many parents and carers have found it difficult to keep up with the calculation strategies used in their children’s year group. The members of the Q1E Trust maths team, along with a group of lovely volunteers (thank you, children), have produced some short video clips to guide those new to the current approach in understanding the methods used in school.
With an emphasis on precise mathematical language and the formal layout for calculation used in different year groups they are particularly useful when children move into a new year group or struggle to retain a strategy. They are also available to watch on our school websites.
We hope you find them useful in supporting your children’s maths learning.
The Maths Team.