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Math in Years 1-3

HELPFUL MATH WEBSITES

SplashLearn - Fun Math Practice Games for Kindergarten to Grade 5

I was so impressed as it was right on target with the math that my child was doing in school. I love how it sends progress reports via email, and I can see how far along they are in the school year. Robyn Meeker- Parent, 3rd Grader


Fun maths games and activities | Oxford Owl

Fun maths games to help develop the skills children need at primary school, for ages 3 to 11. From Oxford University Press.

Maths for kids Age 6-7 (Mathematics year 2)

Math for kids for 6 or 7 years old children (level 1) : additions, subtractions, multiplications, divisions, problems, numbers and measures exercises.


Fun maths games and activities | Oxford Owl

Fun maths games to help develop the skills children need at primary school, for ages 3 to 11. From Oxford University Press.

Counting Games

Please enable cookies and JavaScript for the best experience on this website. Play these fun Maths Games for 5-7 year olds Learning to count is fun with this range of free educational games for Key Stage 1 children. Start with the simple counting games and progress to numbers up to 100.


Smart Boarding School

Welcome to Smart Boarding School Find over a thousand, high quality, educational resources that can add depth to any primary school lesson and can be used on interactive whiteboards or computers.



MATHS SONGS

There are many free YouTube links that will support your child learning to count and do simple Maths. These are some of the YouTube clips the Junior Gateway uses during Maths in their classroom learning. Choose those that are at the appropriate level of your child’s learning, if you are unsure of which ones are appropriate, email you child’s classroom teacher and they will guide you. Have fun.

Numbers 1-10

Numbers 1-20

Numbers 1-100

Counting  by 2, 5 and 10

Geometry

Days of the Week & Months of the Year

Number 1-10

Numbers 1-20

Counting by 2, 5 and 10

Simple Addition

Geometry

Days of the Week & Months of the Year

Numbers 1-20

Numbers 1-100

Counting by 2, 5 and 10

Geometry

Days of the Week & Months of the Year



BASIC FACTS PRACTICE

In Year 1 students are expected to be achieving within Level 1 of the curriculum. This means they will be achieving between Math stages 0 to 3. Students  working at this level should know the following in regard to their maths basic facts knowledge.

Students will...

  • recall addition and subtraction facts to 5 e.g  2+1 or 3+2 or 4-2 etc.
  • know their doubles to 10 e.g 2+2 or 4+4 etc.

There is an exceptionally good basic facts website that you can use with your child to practice their basic facts knowledge at their level. You can also use this website to extend your students basic facts knowledge.

 

In Year 2 students are expected to be achieving at the end of  Level 1 of the curriculum. This means they will be achieving at Math stage 4. Students  working at this level should know the following in regard to their maths basic facts knowledge.

Students will...

 

  • recall addition and subtraction facts to 10 e.g 4+3 or 6+3 or 7-4 etc.
  • know their doubles to 20 and their corresponding halves e.g  6+6 or 8+8 and half of 14 etc.
  • know their 10's and facts e.g 10+8= or 6+10= etc.
  • multiples of 10 that add to 100 e.g 30+70 or 20+80 etc.

 

There is an exceptionally good basic facts website that you can use with your child to practice their basic facts knowledge at their level. You can also use this website to extend your students basic facts knowledge. 

In Year 3 students are expected to be achieving within Level 2 of the curriculum. This means they will be achieving at early stage 5. Students  working at this level should know the following in regard to their maths basic facts knowledge.

Students will...

 

  • know addition facts to 20 and subtraction facts to 10 e.g 7+5 or 8+7 and  9-6 or 8-4 etc
  • multiplication facts for the 2, 5 and 10 timetables and their corresponding division facts .
  • multiples of 100 that add to 1000 e.g 300 and 700 or 100 and 900.

 

There is an exceptionally good basic facts website that you can use with your child to practice their basic facts knowledge at their level. You can also use this website to extend your students basic facts knowledge

 



TIPS FROM THE TEACHER


TIP 1:  Get your child to count forwards and backwards (clocks, fingers and toes, letterboxes, action rhymes, signs)

 and make patterns when counting "clap 1, stamp 2, clap 3, stamp 4, clap 5…"


TIP 2: Create a ‘sorting box’ with all sorts of ‘treasure’ – bottle tops, shells, stones, poi, toys, acorns, pounamu (greenstone), cardboard shapes, leaves. Ask questions like "how many?", "which is the biggest group?", "which is the smallest?", "how many for each of us?"


TIP 3: Sorting (washing, odd socks, toys, cans) while tidying up is a great way to talk about shapes and numbers. Get your child to tell you what their favourite things are – food, sport, colour reading - notice and talk about numbers.


TIP 4: Play games – board games, card games and do jigsaw puzzles

make your own advertising pamphlet – cut out and sort images to go on it, make pretend money to spend.

TIP 5: Do sums using objects such as stones or marbles e.g 2 + 3, 4 +1, 5 + 4

make up number stories – "you have 2 brothers and 2 sisters. There are 4 of them".


TIP 6: Bake – talk to your child about the recipe/ingredients using words like "how many?" "how much?" "more". Count how many teaspoons of baking soda are needed, how many cups of flour, how many muffin cases.


TIP 7: Ask questions about the pictures like “how many birds are there?” or go on a shape and number search together wherever you are, like numbers of shoes, shapes of doors and windows.


TIP 8: Grow seeds or sprouts – measure the growth each week with your child or fold and cut out paper dolls and other repeating shapes

TIP 9: Play with water using different shaped containers and measuring cups in the sink or bath or play dress-ups and getting dressed, use words like "short", "long", and ask questions like "what goes on first?", "what goes on next?", "does it fit?"


TIP 10: Do jigsaw puzzles, play card and board games and build with blocks.

Here's a tip - being positive about mathematics is really important for your child’s learning – even if you didn’t enjoy it or do well at it yourself at school.


TIP 11: Try reading and sharing a book together. Ask them questions about numbers in the story – use the number of pages as a way to practice number facts, too.

 


TIP 13: Both take turns closing your eyes and describing how to get from the front gate to the kitchen, from the kitchen to their bedroom, from home to school



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