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# Maths Skills

For many of us, it’s been a long time since we were at school and learning about maths. Sometimes that can mean your child is learning things in new ways, with different names, or even things you’ve completely forgotten how to do.

On this page we’ve brought together a collection of the key maths skills your child will come across. As you explore them, you can find out more about the level of knowledge your child will be aiming for in every age group.

Find out what your child will learn about addition and subtraction at school, and how you can support at home.

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### Fractions

Find out what your child will learn about fractions, decimals and percentages at school, and how you can support them at home.

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### Multiplication and Division

Find out how your child will learn about multiplication and division at school, and how you can help at home.

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### Statistics

Find out what your child will learn about statistics and data handling at school, and how you can support at home.

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### Ratio and proportion

Find out how ratio and proportion are taught in year 6, including ways you can support your child at home.

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### Measurement

Find out how your child will learn about measurements at school, and how you can help at home.

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### Telling the time

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### Geometry and shapes

Find out how your child will learn about geometry and shapes at school, and how you can help at home.

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### Number and place value

Find out what your child will learn about number and place value, and how you can help at home.

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### Maths: key words

Confused by long division or BODMAS? Get to know what your child is learning at school, and what all those terms mean, with our guide to common maths terms.

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### Numicon at home

Numicon is a fun and effective approach to teaching maths that is used in schools everywhere. Read our Numicon guide for parents to learn more.

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## Expert advice on maths skills

As well as the above sections on key maths skills, we’ve collected a range of blogs and articles, written by education experts to give you tips and hints as you learn together with your child.

### Overcoming maths anxiety

A short article featuring advice on how you can help at home if your child is anxious about maths.

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### Non-verbal reasoning

Learn about how non-verbal reasoning is tested in schools and what you can do to help at home with this simple blog.

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### Times tables: practice makes perfect

Explore a selection of expert games and activities to help your child practise times tables at home.

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For a full list of  articles including top tips for supporting maths learning at home, head over to our maths blog.