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Maths in School

Welcome to the Maths area of our school website!

Games and activities to help children learn multiplication and related division facts! See here
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PARITY - a deceptively simple, yet addictive number game for children and adults. By moving around a 3 x 3 grid, can you change each number so that all nine numbers have the same value? Click here to play the game!

Here you can find information about mathematics at St Michael’s Academy and ways you can help your child's learning.


National Numeracy Family Maths Toolkit

Have you visited this website? Well worth a look - you can find advice for families as well as activities for children organised into different categories:

  • Around the house
  • Maths and Money
  • Games
  • Out and about
  • Songs, books and TV

Click here to visit the site.


Some important messages about Maths

Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University, USA, has produced a series of short articles focussing on key messages about maths learning. Follow the links below to read each article.

"Anyone can learn to high levels" click here

"Mistakes grow your brain" click here

"Parents' beliefs about maths change their children's achievement" click here


Important Information

Maths – Websites for maths

To support you with helping your children with maths, this document provides details of a variety of different maths based websites; some aimed at parents, some aimed at teachers, but all potentially useful in helping children with their maths.

Progression in Calculation Policy – Introduction

This document explains the rationale behind the different methods of calculation being taught at St Michael’s, and the progression from reception through to year 6.

Detail of the different strategies and methods can be viewed in school – please contact the school office.