We want to provide children with the opportunity to apply their mathematical understanding in a variety of contexts., as well as be able to articulate the strategies they are using to solve problems.
At Hill Top Academy we recognise the importance of establishing a secure foundation in mental calculation and recall of number facts before standard written methods are introduced.
It supports the teaching of both problem-solving skills and strategies for Years 1 to 6. ’ series is aimed at Key Stage 2 teachers who want to challenge and inspire their class with word problems in maths.
Covering all of Key Stage 2 these books are packed full of useful advice, starter activities, and a host of creative ideas, photocopiable resources and lesson plans.
Their class Hazard board has enabled the children to share their mistakes and misconceptions, allowing them to teach each other how to correct their work.
Badger’s highly acclaimed Problem Solving series is designed to help teachers support the increased emphasis on using and applying mathematic skills.
We use Mathematical Vocabulary when planning to help determine the appropriate terminology to use in our teaching and children are expected to use it in their verbal and written explanations (see calculation policy).
Here are some recommended links to use to support learning KS1 we enter the final term, the children at Hill Top are moving their Numeracy skills forward and engaging in even more problem solving than ever before!
The key to solving these problems is to understand what is being asked, what operation needs to be used and what method is best to use.
Problems in KS1 SATs might involve money, measures and time intervals.