Useful Maths Websites and Apps
Children make progress best as mathematicians when they regularly repeat skills and practise them until they become embedded. This can be quite a long process sometimes, and so the use of the context of an exciting game or interesting activity can be highly motivating. In our experience, our children learn best when they are having fun and that's what games are for!
Have a look at some of the links below which are online maths games and apps.
Learning times tables and their corresponding division facts is so important if you want to be able to master maths.
At Fairview, the children can ask to be tested on their times tables and division facts when they are ready for the next club. The clubs are below:
17 Club (x2, x5, x10)
24 Club (x2, x5, x10, x3, x4)
54 Club (x2, x5, x10, x3, x4, x6, x7, x8, x9)
77 Club (x2, x3, x4, x5, x6, x7, x8, x9, x10, x11, x12)
Extreme 17 Club (x2, x5, x10 and the corresponding division facts)
Extreme 24 Club (x2, x5, x10, x3, x4 and the corresponding division facts)
Extreme 54 Club (x2, x5, x10, x3, x4, x6, x7, x8, x9 and corresponding division facts)
Extreme 77 Club (x2, x3, x4, x5, x6, x7, x8, x9, x10, x11, x12 and the corresponding division facts)
Ultimate 17 Club (finding halves, fifths and tenths of numbers)
Ultimate 24 Club (finding halves, fifths, tenths, thirds and quarters of numbers)
Ultimate 54 Club (finding halves, fifths, tenths, thirds, quarters, sixths, sevenths, eighths and ninths of numbers)
Ultimate 77 Club (finding halves, fifths, tenths, thirds, quarters, sixths, sevenths, eighths, ninths, elevenths and twelfths of numbers)
x15 and x25 Club
Time Club (answering tricky questions about numbers related to time e.g. how many minutes in a day?)
(The clubs are listed from easiest to hardest).
We celebrate the children's achievements by rewarding them with certificates and announcing their name in assembly if they are in the 77 club or above.
It's really not too tricky to learn your tables and there aren't as many facts to learn as you think, as this video shows:
Manipulatives in Maths
We love to use concrete materials (manipulatives to support our understanding in maths) - regardless of what year group the child is in.
Manipulatives can be used to prove understanding as well as support a development of mathematical understanding.
For example, Puffins class have been using counters to prove their understanding of multiples:
We are extremely proud of four of our Year 6 children who represented Fairview in the National Young Mathematicians Award.
They faced some tricky challenges, even getting through to round two of the competition. The organisers said they were 'really impressed with the team's efforts to discuss and review each others' ideas before moving on to new tasks'.
They were excellent ambassadors for the school and should be very proud of their achievements. Well done!
We look forward to sharing their success even more at a special assembly in term 3.
Magical Maths Club
During term 2 an exciting maths club took place at Fairview. The club was called Magical Maths.
Each week was a single, one hour session and covered a variety of educational topics in a fun and exciting way. The clubs feature a team of teaching superstars including a maths detective, a maths genius, the mathletes, and a mathemagician. Each week there were three different activities that the children took part in. These activities are based around mega fun games, puzzles and tricks but always have real maths at the heart of them.
A range of children from KS1 and KS2 really enjoyed attending the clubs and a big thanks to Wayne and the team for organising such a great club which proved that maths is certainly fun!