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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In Year 6, your child will solve lots of problems involving fractions, decimals, and percentages. They will simplify and multiply fractions.
In Year 3, your child will learn about tenths, unit fractions, and non-unit fractions, and will begin to understand equivalent fractions.
Find the right dictionary for your child with these four useful tips.
Find helpful explanations of maths terms, as well as activities, downloadable sheets, and videos for further support. From measurements to word problems.
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.
In Year 4, your child will explore the link between fractions and multiplication/division. They will also use numbers with up to two decimal places.
In Year 5, your child will convert between metric and imperial units. They will find and use area and perimeter, capacity and volume, and units of time.
In Year 5, your child will know numbers up to 1,000,000, and Roman numerals up to 1000 (M). Help your child at home with our activities and advice.
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.
Learning times tables can be fun! Help your child learn their times tables with our free top tips, videos, quizzes and worksheets.
Building confidence in maths early on will pay back many times over. Get tips for developing your child’s mental arithmetic skills.
In Year 3, your child will use a mental and written strategies for solving addition and subtraction problems. Find out how to help your child learn at home.
Parents with children in Year 6 will probably hear about non-verbal reasoning a lot. But what exactly is non-verbal reasoning?
Find out about the new times tables assessment for Year 4 students, starting in June 2020. Try our free activities and advice to support your child.
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.
In Year 6, your child will find missing values using ratios. They will solve ratio problems involving percentages, pie charts, multiplication, and division.
In Year 2, your child will order numbers from 1 to 100, and will know the place value of two-digit numbers. Help at home with our activities and advice.
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.
In Year 6, your child will know numbers up to 10,000,000 and will round integers to any degree of accuracy. Help at home with our advice and activities.
Bring maths to life with these seven easy activities you can try at home to build and improve your child’s understanding of multiplication.
In Year 4, children will convert between different standard measures. They will also find perimeters and areas of shapes, use money, and explore time.
In Year 1, your child will learn to count up to and slightly beyond 100 in multiples of 1, 2, 5, and 10. Help at home with our activities and advice.
Early Years teacher and mother Sheila O’Reilly shows us how the 1st Steps with Numicon at Home kit can support your child’s early maths development.
In Year 6, your child will use formulae to calculate area and volume, will convert between units of measurement, and will solve tricky measurement problems.
In Year 3, your child will continue to learn the properties of shapes, will investigate right angles, and will understand perpendicular and parallel lines.
In Year 6, your child will read and make pie charts and line graphs. They will also calculate and interpret mean averages from sets of data.
Have fun practising your maths skills with these games, activity sheets, and videos.
In Year 3, your child will add and subtract measurements, will calculate with money, and will be able to very accurately talk about and tell the time.
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.
It’s never too early to explore numbers and counting with your child. Encourage early numeracy skills with these 6 great activities.
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.
In Year 1, your child will have explored measurement in relation to length, height, weight, volume, and time. They will also start to learn about money.
Subtraction is a key concept in the primary maths curriculum. Here are some easy activities you can try at home to build your child’s skills and confidence.
In Year 2, your child will continue to learn about halves and quarters. They will also begin to think about how to make and recognise thirds.
Flummoxed by fractions? Dismayed by decimals? Perplexed by percentages? Get tips for exploring these tricky concepts at home.
In Year 4, your child will use negative numbers, will round numbers, and will learn Roman numerals. Help at home with our advice and activities.
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.
Derry Richardson talks about combating maths anxiety and becoming #PositiveAboutNumbers, with helpful practical tips for parents.
In Year 1, your child will learn that fractions are about sharing. They will think about fractions as a part of one object or as part of a group of objects.
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.
In Year 1, your child will recognise 2D and 3D shapes and will explain simple turns (for example, a half-turn). They will use some basic geometry words, like sides and edges.
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.
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.
Early Years teacher and mother Sheila O’Reilly shows us how to use Numicon shapes to help your child learn to count and order numbers.
Louise Pennington shares ideas to help your child work maths problems out in their head without having to write anything down.
Our times tables top tips will provide some useful advice, ideas, and free activities to help you support your child in learning their times tables.
In Year 3, your child will learn to interpret and create lots of types of graphs. They will solve two-step problems involving tables and charts.
How to develop an understanding of money and healthy money habits in our children when there are fewer opportunities for them to see the real and physical exchange of cash.
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.
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.
In Year 3, your child will start to work with bigger numbers, all the way up to 1000. Find out how to help at home with our advice and activities.
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.
Learning to tell the time using both analogue and digital clocks is still an important skill, but it’s something that children can find tricky to master. Louise Pennington shares ideas to support your child’s growing understanding of time.
Maths teacher and education expert Louise Pennington shares her favourite activities and games to help your child learn their times tables.
Maths expert Louise Pennington shares her advice for developing your child’s maths skills during school closures by exploring maths in the real world.
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.
In Year 2, your child will learn about the measurement of length, height, weight, volume, time, and money, and they will start measuring temperature.
Here are five easy ways you can relate fractions to everyday life, including ideas for using food, fun activities, and a free ‘Fractions in School’ booklet.
Lots of schoolwork is being set online at the moment. Here is one example from education expert James Clements of teaching maths skills without a screen.
Science writer Isabel Thomas shares her top five tips for cultivating maths skills in the garden, no matter how big or small your green space and green fingers.
Louise Pennington shows us her top five maths games, including ‘Bunny rabbit ears’ and ‘What’s in the bag?’, to help your child practise their number facts.
Maths expert Andrew Jeffrey shares five easy-to-implement strategies that can make a positive difference to our children’s maths learning at home.
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.
Cooking with your child makes for a fun opportunity to talk about maths together. Author Isabel Thomas shares her tips for using maths while cooking.
Fiona Lazenby tells us her four top tips for learning about volume, area and capacity at home, and having messy fun in the process!
Mathemagician Andrew Jeffrey suggests ways you can support your child’s maths development at home without needing to be an expert.
Answer questions about these common maths terms.
Measure and record your child’s height as they grow with this height chart.
Don’t have Numicon shapes at home? Download, print, and cut out these free Numicon shapes.
The First Steps with Numicon at Home Kit has been designed for parents and carers of pre-school children (aged 3–5) and uses a multi-sensory approach to help develop essential maths skills during the Foundation Stage and early Key Stage 1.
A set of 10 Numicon shapes to practise maths at home. The tactile, multi-sensory approach helps your child build their mathematical fluency, reasoning, and problem-solving.
A handy number square to help your child visualise the numbers from 1 to 100.
A visual representation to help your child learn fractions.
This box of 80 Numicon Shapes provides essential apparatus to parents of children throughout the primary years.
Find out how your child is introduced to fractions in school and use these games and activities at home to build your child’s skills and confidence.
Find out how children are taught to count and use these games and activities at home to build your child’s skills and confidence.
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.
Find out how you can help your child to learn multiplication (times) tables with our tips, tricks, games, and activities.
Decorate your tree and impress your family with these yummy Christmas cookies!
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.
Practise measuring while baking these yummy reindeer cupcakes.
Find out how children are taught to subtract in school. This booklet also includes games and activities to build your child’s skills and confidence.
Here are some shapes with a dotted mirror line. Draw the reflection that you would expect.
Four activity sheets to practise counting to 10, measuring, shapes, and time.
Four activity sheets to practise your 3, 4, 7, and 8 times tables.
Four activity sheets to practise counting, calculating up to 20, fractions, and the 9 and 11 times tables.
Four activity sheets to practise addition and subtraction, using money, and solving word problems.
Answers to the Oxford First Illustrated Maths Dictionary activity sheets.
Answers to the Oxford Primary Illustrated Maths Dictionary activity sheets.
Practise finding fractions of shapes (age 7–8).
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