Maths in School
Welcome to the Maths area of our school website!
Have you got a set of Jenga at home? You could try these ideas to develop and build spatial awareness and recognition. For each Jenga Views puzzle, you need to build a structure with Jenga blocks that has the side view, the front view and the top view shown in the pictures. There are 30 Jenga Views puzzles to try in the document below.
Maths at St Michael's Primary Academy:
Here you can find information about mathematics at St Michael’s Academy and ways you can help your child's learning.
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.
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
- 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
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.