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:
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
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.