The purpose of this booklet is to outline the various calculation methods that children are taught as they progress throughout the school, many of these will look different to the methods you may have taught in your primary school days. As children progress through the school, they are building up a bank of strategies they can use. By teaching in stages, we ensure that children really understand what they are doing rather than just following a set of instructions.
We hope the explanations and examples will help assist your child at home. Also included in this booklet are various ideas and suggestions for activities that you and your child can enjoy doing at home. The answers are still the same but the way we teach children to calculate may be different from the way you were taught.