Welcome to the maths page!
Children are enthused by maths at Much Birch Primary School.
Every classroom has a dedicated maths area where a wide range of maths resources are available for all children, to ensure they have mastery in maths.
Vocabulary walls promote the use of accurate mathematical terminology. This is modelled by teachers and encouraged when the children reason about the maths they are learning.
Exposure to daily problem solving in lessons, a ‘problem of the week,’ specific theme days and maths across the curriculum, help our children to develop excellent problem solving skills which include: resilience, perseverance, adaptability, the ability to spot connections etc.
In addition to our maths lessons, arithmetic bursts take place to ensure fluency in arithmetic. We have a whole school calculation policy (see below) which ensures that all staff and children are consistent in their use of effective and efficient teaching and learning methods. This ensures progression and a smooth transition between year groups.
Our Planet Maths scheme encourages children to learn their times tables, in readiness for the introduction of a national times table test in 2019.
We boast the use of regular intervention sessions to target learners who might need additional support at times. Rapid graspers also reach their true potential through use of challenge in lessons.
Written methods for four operations
Problem Solving Day
I like maths because I like answering really hard questions and the challenges make me think but they are fun.
I like using the base 10 to make numbers because it helps me write them down.
I like Marty’s Maths because he sometimes gets things muddled up and we have to help him.
I like finding out the answers to calculations because we can work them out in lots of different ways, using lots of different things.
I’m on Rocket 8 in Planet Maths! Planet Maths makes me want to learn my times tables. I will get to the last rocket before I leave Much Birch.
I really enjoyed the problem solving day when Subject Revolution came. We did really fun activities whilst learning. I loved cracking the codes.
Maths Learning Links
We make a lot of use of online maths games and activities in school. Some of the links below are our most popular. Why not try some of them and let us know what you think…?
Need to brush up your maths vocabulary?
“The original A Maths Dictionary for Kids is an animated, interactive online math dictionary for students which explains over 630 common mathematical terms and math words in simple language with definitions, examples, activities, practice and calculators. A Maths Dictionary for Kids Quick Reference is a device friendly html version with definitions and detailed examples for over 950 math words and terms.”
Internet based games and songs related to times table practice
General sites with lots of interactive games/quizzes on all areas of maths
Lots of interactive games on all the maths topics.
Numeracy resources to support learning at home
Please click on the link to open a new page with a PDF of each resource.