Maths Hub – Mental Arithmetic Primary

Just what does mental arithmetic look like from Year R to Year 6? Come and find out about year group expectations and progressions.

Mental Arithmetic:

Why teaching mental calculation strategies is still as relevant as it always has been and why we should ensure that we spend sufficient time working on these so that our children have a bank of methods to consider for different calculations.

The debate:

‘Memorising sums and times tables is simply an important gateway for achieving the far more valuable prize of conceptual understanding in mathematics. When your working memory is freed of having to make simple calculations, it can think more fully about the conceptual underpinnings of a problem.’ Nick Gibb 2016

Tuesday 30 April 2019 4.00pm-5.15pm

Venue: Wildern School

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