Parents Evening Written Calculation Methods
Greystoke Primary School
Maths calculation evening
Thank you for attending our KS2 maths information evening on formal
This guide is intended to support parents of primary school children.
Obviously it would be impossible to set out in detail everything your
child would learn during KS2 , but by providing an outline of typical content and some background information about how formal written calculation methods are taught within school, hopefully it will help you support
your child in making the most of their maths education.
You will find in this booklet a guide on the formal written methods and
how they progress in each year group in KS2. As well as some ways you
can help your child at home and useful websites.
If you need any further help, please do not hesitate to speak to your
child’s class teacher or Mrs Roberts the maths co-ordinator.
The National Curriculum aims in Maths –2014
Use mental strategies to solve
subtraction problems to 100.
Written methods (progressing to more
When understanding of the expanded
method is secure, children will move on to
the formal method of decomposition, which
can be initially modelled with place value
By end of Year 3 children should know x2x3x4,x5,x8,x10
Begin to solve two digit numbers by one digit number multiplication problems
Recall multiplication facts for multiplication tables up to 12 ×
Multiply two-digit and three-digit numbers by a one-digit
number using a formal written layout.
Using short method of multiplication to multiply two digit by two
digit numbers. Then move onto three digit by two digit
Then multiply decimal amounts first by grid method then by long multiplication.
Maths is fun multiplication
Introduce division of three-digit numbers by one-digit numbers
using short division, including remainders.
Build on year 5 with short division and then
introduce long division.
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The remainder can also be recorded as a remainder,
decimal, fraction or percentage
Useful vocabulary and Roman numeral info
Look for and talk about numbers in the environment
TALK about the maths your child has done at school
PLAY games, especially using dice, cards or dominoes
Let your child handle MONEY when shopping
Encourage them to COOK with you!!
Times tables/ Division facts
The list below details some useful Maths websites:
Places for parents to find activities and resources: