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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Maths in School booklet: Multiplication

Maths in School booklet: Multiplication

Find out how your child is taught to multiply in school. This booklet also includes games and activities to use at home to build your child’s skills and confidence with multiplication.

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Maths in School booklet: Division

Maths in School booklet: Division

Find out how your child is taught to divide in school. This booklet also includes games and activities to use at home to build your child’s skills and confidence with division.

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Numicon: 100 Square Baseboard

Numicon: 100 Square Baseboard

A plastic square with 10 x 10 raised circles on which Numicon Shapes and overlays can be placed. This can be used in lots of maths games and activities.

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Maths in School booklet: Fraction Calculations

Maths in School booklet: Fraction Calculations

Find out how your child is taught to calculate with fractions in school. This booklet includes games and activities to use at home to build your child’s skills and confidence in calculating with fractions.

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Number Square

Number Square

A handy number square to help your child visualise the numbers from 1 to 100.

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Maths Age 9–10

Maths Age 9–10

This bumper activity book will help your child to progress with core KS2 maths skills while having fun!

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Fraction diagrams

Fraction diagrams

Write the correct fraction next to each diagram and practise working out the fraction of a quantity.

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Measuring units

Measuring units

Sort these units to show what they measure and identify which units should be used in context.

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Numicon: Spring Animals 1

Numicon: Spring Animals 1

Years 1–2 | Ages 5–7
Practise number skills and using words linked to comparing such as ‘more’, ‘less’, and ‘fewer’.

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Measures and time

Measures and time

Match imperial units to the situations, and record the time using digital and analogue clocks.

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Angles in shapes

Angles in shapes

Label and measure obtuse, acute and right angles and identify the parallel and perpendicular objects.

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Shapes and measures

Shapes and measures

Some shapes can be flat and some solid. Look at these shapes and sort them into the correct boxes.

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MyMaths: Money

MyMaths: Money

Practice work involving making amounts of money, comparing and ordering amounts of money and estimating with money (age 8–9).

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MyMaths: Decimals

MyMaths: Decimals

Practice work on subtracting decimals, multiplying decimals by 10, 100 and 1,000, and dividing numbers by 10, 100 and 1,000 (age 9–10).

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MyMaths: Angles and Shapes

MyMaths: Angles and Shapes

Practice work involving identifying right angles, comparing angles, describing lines and identifying parallel and perpendicular lines (age 7–8).

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Handling data

Handling data

Label the different types of graphs and charts and practise creating a bar chart.

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Averages

Averages

Practise working out the mode, median, mean and range from a table of data.

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