Numeracy at Bawtry Mayflower
From our exciting maths weeks to our brilliant maths lessons, at Bawtry Mayflower we love maths!
What do the children learn?
The Primary Framework for maths is split into 7 strands which are taught several times during the school year. The strands are:
Using and applying- the children learn to solve problems, describe patterns, follow lines of enquiry, explain reasoning etc
Counting and understanding number- the children learn to count, compare and order numbers and describe the relationship between them
Knowing and Using Number Facts- the children develop a secure understanding of times tables, factors, multiples, doubling and halving, prime numbers, square numbers etc
Calculating- in this strand the children will learn how to calculate efficiently and accurately using both written and mental methods. This involves addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
Understanding shape-the children learn about 2D and 3D shapes, positional language, types of angles, co-ordinates, symmetry etc
Measuring- the children learn toestimate and compare weight, length and capacity, measure accurately, read scales, tell the time and read timetables, calculate the area and perimeter of shapes etc
Handling Data- the children learn tocreate and interpret: tables, tally charts, Venn and Carroll diagrams, pictograms, bar charts, line graphs and pie charts; find different types of averages; understand probability etc
As you can see, during their time with us the children develop a vast amount of mathematical knowledge and skills enabling them to become confident mathematicians!
Helping your children at home
As part of weekly homework, children are asked to practise their mental maths skills at least three times a week with their parents. This can be as simple as practising times tables in the car on the way to the supermarket or working with your children to answer questions/play games on maths websites.