- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including 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 series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
- Concrete representation: a pupil is first introduced to an idea or skill by acting it out with real objects. This is a ‘hands on’ component using real objects and is a foundation for conceptual understanding.
- Pictorial representation: a pupil has sufficiently understood the ‘hands on’ experiences performed and can now relate them to representations, such as a diagram or picture of the problem.
- Abstract representation: a pupil is now capable of representing problems by using mathematical notation, for example 12 x 2 = 24.
Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. Each week concentrates on a different times table, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been practised every third week or so. This format has very successfully boosted times tables recall speed and is a lot of fun! Every child has a login for this from the school.
Click on the photo below to login or to read more information on the website.
Questions are embedded into games, with different games for different learning styles – racing games, cooking games, flying games – there’s something for everyone. Sumdog is all about personalising the experience for each child. The questions, which are curriculum-aligned, adapt to meet your child where they are while letting them play with friends, a robot or kids from across the world.