Calculation Methods for Years 5 and 6
The two presentations below provide guidance, explanations and examples for the addition, subtraction, multiplication and division calculation methods taught at Homefields for Years 5 and 6. Each presentation is in both PowerPoint and PDF formats.
For children to accurately communicate their mathematical thinking and reasoning, they need the right words. This link will take you to a really useful interactive online 'Maths Dictionary' which offers clear diefinitions:
In our school, Mathematics is an interrelated and engaging subject in which pupils are taught to move fluently between representations of mathematical ideas: an essential tool for everyday life.
Mathematics teaches children how to make sense of the world around them through developing the ability to calculate, to reason and to solve problems in an engaging and interactive way. It enables them to understand and appreciate relationships and patterns in both number and space in their everyday lives.
We aim to ensure all pupils:
Have an understanding of the important concepts and an ability to make connections within mathematics.
• Possess a broad range of skills in using and applying mathematics.
• Have fluent knowledge and recall of number facts and the number system.
• Develop the ability to show initiative in solving problems in a wide range of contexts, including the new or unusual.
• Develop the ability to think independently and to persevere when faced with challenges, showing a confidence of success.
• Have the ability to embrace the value of learning from mistakes and false starts.
• Have the ability to reason, generalise and make sense of solutions.
• Are fluent in performing written and mental calculations and mathematical techniques.
• Can confidently use wide range of mathematical vocabulary.
• Show a commitment to and passion for the subject.
Mr S Harrison (Mathematics Subject Leader)