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Support for KS1 maths tests 2016

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by Uncle-Bulgaria, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. Uncle-Bulgaria

    Uncle-Bulgaria New commenter

    Children at ks1 are now only alowed a pencil, no number lines or hundred squares. How are people helping their year twos to cope with this? Has anyone got any practical strategies?
  2. colinbillett

    colinbillett Occasional commenter

    I teach a young lad who struggles with number bonds, and I'm doing activities with dice every week to help build his strengths. I've dice up to 20, and we mark off grids for sums and products, the first to get three or four in a row. So we might take dice up to six, throw two, and find the product. Or ten sided dice and find the sum of two dice. He loves it, and it seems to be good stuff for short bursts each week.
  3. colinbillett

    colinbillett Occasional commenter

    Plus a dice helps recognition of patterns - seeing groups of three, four etc.

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