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
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• Don’t leave any blank answers
• Check your paper thoroughly
Good exam practice – mental test
Good exam practice – mental test
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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
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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
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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
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8
At home
56 ÷ 8 = 7
56
7
x
8
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56 ÷ 7 = 8
56
7
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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
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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/