# KS2 Parents Maths Guide - Edwinstree Middle School

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KS2 Parents Maths Guide - Edwinstree Middle School

Key Stage 2 Mathematics Dr Duxbury Leader of Mathematics Mathematics exam Mathematics exam • Mathematics written Papers 1 and 2 (level 3-5), each lasting 45 minutes (no calculator) • Mathematics mental maths test, 20 questions (approx 15 minutes) (Additional paper for some students in Miss Bustard’s class) • Level 6 Mathematics written Paper 1 (no calculator) • Level 6 Mathematics written Paper 2 (calculator) • Each lasts 30 minutes In lessons • Working through past papers and discussing strategies • Mental tests • CGP booklets • Mock exams analysis • Student analysis • MyMaths • Easter – 10 for 10 Good exam practice – written paper • Read the question twice • Underline key facts • Show full working out (especially for questions worth 2 marks) • Use equipment given • Use your ruler! • Fill in blanks/scales/axes Good exam practice – written paper • Not drawn to scale • Come back to a question if stuck • Use the column method when unsure for + or – e.g. find the difference between 1984 and 1948 1984 -1948 ____ • Don’t leave any blank answers • Check your paper thoroughly Good exam practice – mental test Good exam practice – mental test • • • • • • • Stay calm! Answer what you can, when you can “Educated guess” Working out Column method for + and – Number bonds Don’t leave any blank answers Good exam practice – all exams Do not: • doodle • write comments • put guess or ? Types of questions Types of questions Types of questions Types of questions Types of questions Revision techniques • Little and often is the best way to approach SATs revision Strategies • Two or three questions a day • Mark scheme • Vocabulary (http://www.theschoolrun.com/primarynumeracy-glossary-for-parents) Revision techniques • • • • • • • Work out a revision timetable Break revision time into small chunks Essential books and materials Revision prompts New stationery, highlighters and pens Go through school notes Time your child's attempts at practice papers At home • Revision book • MyMaths • Internet At home • • • • • • • Explain Describe Name Estimate Measure Calculate Tell me At home TIMES TABLES http://resources.woodlandsjunior.kent.sch.uk/maths/timestable/ At home TIMES TABLES Make up rhymes 8x8= At home TIMES TABLES Make up rhymes 8 x 8 = 64 At home TIMES TABLES 12345678 At home TIMES TABLES 12 3 4 56 7 8 At home TIMES TABLES 12 = 3 x 4 56 = 7 x 8 At home 7 x 8 = 56 56 7 8 At home 7 x 8 = 56 56 7 x 8 At home 56 ÷ 8 = 7 56 7 x 8 At home 56 ÷ 7 = 8 56 7 x 8 Keywords - what words can be used for these symbols? + - x ÷ Keywords - what words can be used for these symbols? + - x Add Take away Times Sum Subtract Multiply Total Minus Product Altogether Difference Groups of Increase Decrease ÷ Divide Share Goes into Remainder Revision • http://www.theschoolrun.com/satsrevision-your-ks2-sats-maths-helper Revision • http://www.theschoolrun.com/satsrevision-your-ks2-sats-maths-helper Revision • http://www.theschoolrun.com/satsrevision-your-ks2-sats-maths-helper http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z82 6n39 http://www.woodlandsjunior.kent.sch.uk/revision/index.html http://www.compare4kids.co.uk/maths.php http://www.emaths.co.uk/index.php/4students/past-papers/ks2-sat-papers http://www.parkfieldict.co.uk/sats/