At Treloweth Primary School, we promote a love of learning and each week children have the opportunity to immerse themselves in mathematical problem solving. Finding patterns, looking for links and generating equations is the focus for these puzzle sessions and we use our reciprocal learning techniques to solve the problems together!
At Treloweth we use a teaching for mastery approach, where all children are encouraged to succeed and are challenged every day. Out teachers deliver high-quality maths teaching to encourage children to become "numerate, creative, independent, inquisitive, enquiring and confident" people.
We use resources, images and real life links to make sure that all children:
· become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
· reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
· can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions
· develop confidence to approach challenges and broaden their own understanding through a learner led, independent approach.
Please use the links below to help support your child at home:
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ - follow the links to the correct Key stage: Years 5 and 6 are KS2, Years 7 and 8 are KS3 – this website is very useful for revision
www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/ - Useful website for KS2 pupils to practice some key skills in maths
www.mathszone.co.uk - Useful website with hundreds of links to other websites – most resources are for KS2 with some for KS3
www.supermathsworld.com - Maths games website aimed at mostly KS2 pupils – pupils can log in as a guest or create an account
www.coolmath.com - Maths games website for pupils with links to lots of other sister websites such as coolmaths4kids.com
www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy.html - Free online maths games resources for KS2 pupils
www.educationquizzes.com/ks3/ - KS3 revision website – there is a parents as well as a pupil info section – click on the maths link on the left hand side - some resources are free but a login and password need to be set up to access the majority of resources
www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/ - Similar to the KS3 version above – there is also a parents info section as well
www.free-training-tutorial.com/ordering-numbersgam... - A maths games website (with some links to typing practice as well) mostly suitable for KS2 pupils and perhaps some KS3 pupils
Maths Support for Parents
Maths | Oxford Owl
Oxford Owl Maths supports you with your children’s maths throughout their primary years. You'll find a whole host of activities, simple ideas, top tips and eBooks ...
' Oxford Owl Maths - including an online maths dictionary The Oxford University Press have developed this site to support parents in helping their children with mathematics. You'll find lots of advice and support, games and activity ideas for how best to help your child develop as a mathematician. There's also information on what is taught in primary school maths lessons, and what some of the 'jargon' means!'