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Blog posts for: Maths

Fractions in Year 5 (age 9–10)

Fractions in Year 5 (age 9–10)

In Year 5, your child will continue to learn about fractions as numbers, measures, and operators. They will learn about percentages and thousandths.

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Numicon at Home kits

Numicon at Home kits

What is Numicon? Find out what Numicon is and discover activity sheets, videos, and kits to support your child as they learn maths with Numicon at home.

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Geometry & shapes in Year 4 (age 8–9)

Geometry & shapes in Year 4 (age 8–9)

In Year 4, your child will learn about acute and obtuse angles. They will also be introduced to coordinates and will be able to describe translations, and will build upon their knowledge of shape properties.

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Maths education glossary: M to Z

Maths education glossary: M to Z

Find helpful explanations of maths terms, as well as activities, downloadable sheets, and videos for further support. From measurements to word problems.

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Multiplication & division

Multiplication & division

All you need to know about how multiplication and division are taught in primary school. Help your child learn at home with our activities and advice.

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Addition & subtraction

Addition & subtraction

Learn how addition and subtraction is taught at primary school and find out to support your child at home, with lots of fun ideas and free activities.

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Number & place value

Number & place value

Understanding what numbers mean is essential for learning maths. Find out how your child will learn at primary school – and how you can help at home.

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Help with times tables

Help with times tables

Learning times tables can be fun! Help your child learn their times tables with our free top tips, videos, quizzes and worksheets.

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Geometry & shapes in Year 2 (age 6–7)

Geometry & shapes in Year 2 (age 6–7)

In Year 2, your child will learn to describe 2D and 3D shapes using accurate mathematical vocabulary. They will also learn to find 2D shapes in 3D shapes, to arrange shapes into patterns, and to talk about rotation.

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Algebra in Year 6 (age 10–11)

Algebra in Year 6 (age 10–11)

In Year 6, your child will start using simple formulae, will describe number sequences using letters as symbols, and will find unknowns in an equation.

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Start calculating with Numicon

Start calculating with Numicon

It can be hard making the jump from counting numbers to calculating. Sheila O’Reilly shares activities to introduce your child to addition and subtraction.

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Geometry & shapes in Year 6 (age 10–11)

Geometry & shapes in Year 6 (age 10–11)

In Year 6, your child will draw and build shapes using information about length and angles. They will plot points and shapes on a full coordinate grid, and will translate and reflect shapes.

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Geometry & shapes in Year 5 (age 9–10)

Geometry & shapes in Year 5 (age 9–10)

In Year 5, your child will use acute, obtuse, and reflex angles and will draw and measure angles in degrees. They will translate and reflect shapes, and will investigate regular and irregular polygons.

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Statistics in Year 2 (age 6–7)

Statistics in Year 2 (age 6–7)

In Year 2, your child will learn to draw simple charts and graphs. They will be able to sort categories by their quantities and will be able to compare sets of data.

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Primary statistics

Primary statistics

Statistics and data are essential for understanding the world. Find out the data skills your child will learn at school and how you can help at home.

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Maths: Age 5–6 (Year 1)

Maths: Age 5–6 (Year 1)

Help your 5 or 6 year old practice maths at home with everyday maths games and activities. Help your child learn by making maths fun!

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Statistics in Year 4 (age 8–9)

Statistics in Year 4 (age 8–9)

In Year 4, your child will learn to use time graphs. They will also solve problems by interpreting and analysing graphs, and will be able to answer more complex questions based on statistics.

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Maths: Age 3–4 (Early Years)

Maths: Age 3–4 (Early Years)

It’s never too early to explore numbers with your child. These ideas will help your child to explore numbers, giving them a great start to developing early maths skills and concepts.

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Money, money, money

Money, money, money

Money isn’t everything, but being ‘good with money’ is undoubtedly a useful life skill. Read Fiona Lazenby’s top tips for practising using money with your child.

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8 fun ways to learn about shapes

8 fun ways to learn about shapes

Shapes are all around us and there are many ways you can start exploring them with your child. Get ideas on how to help familiarise your child with different shapes in all sorts of contexts.

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Geometry & shapes

Geometry & shapes

Understanding geometry is essential to be able to understand and describe the world around us. Discover what your child will learn at school and how you can help at home.

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Maths is everywhere!

Maths is everywhere!

Maths expert Louise Pennington shares her advice for developing your child’s maths skills during school closures by exploring maths in the real world.

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Maths: Age 7–8 (Year 3)

Maths: Age 7–8 (Year 3)

In Year 3, your child will learn more about fractions, shapes, angles and charts. Get tips and activities to help your 7- or 8-year-old at home.

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Measurement

Measurement

The measuring skills your child learns at primary school will help them throughout their life. Find advice and activities to support their learning.

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KS2 SATs: Maths

KS2 SATs: Maths

Find out all about the Key Stage 2 SATs maths test. Take a look at our advice, activities, videos, and books to help support your child.

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Statistics in Year 5 (age 9–10)

Statistics in Year 5 (age 9–10)

In Year 5, your child will learn to read and create number lines. They will interpret timetables and will solve problems using statistical information from graphs and charts.

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Maths: Age 4–5 (Reception)

Maths: Age 4–5 (Reception)

Help your 4 or 5 year old practice maths at home with everyday maths games and activities. Help your child learn by making maths fun!

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Learning to tell the time

Learning to tell the time

Telling the time is an important skill in everyday life, but it can be tricky to learn. You can start to increase your child’s awareness of time from a young age with simple activities and games.

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Maths

Maths

Find out how maths is taught at primary school. Prepare for KS1 and KS2 SATs. Tips, games, and activities to help your child with maths and times tables.

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Teaching maths at home

Teaching maths at home

Mathemagician Andrew Jeffrey suggests ways you can support your child’s maths development at home without needing to be an expert.

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Christmas activities for 5–7 year olds

Christmas activities for 5–7 year olds

Whatever the weather this Christmas, you’ll find an activity here to suit your child. Wrap up warm and go out for a winter scavenger hunt, or stay inside and play party games with our range of festive activity ideas.

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