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Maths part 1

Maths Tuition – Part 1

Numbers and Calculations

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Part 2  Part 3  Part 4


Part 1 of the ‘simply’ maths programme consists of 4 volumes, generally aimed at children in Key Stage 2. The content introduces very basic concepts, such as counting to 10, and runs through to more involved topics such as angles, measures and problem solving. Whilst it is generally aimed at children between 5 and 9, your course advisor will be able to properly assess your child to determine the level they require.

Volume 1
  • Counting to 10. Using number fans and number lines. Conservation of number. One-to-one matching.
  • Comparing and ordering 0 – 10. Odd and even numbers. Larger than and smaller than.
  • Reading and writing numerals and words to 10.
  • Addition and subtraction to 10 using concrete materials and number lines. Counting on and back.
  • Number facts to 10. Quick recall of number bonds to 10 using number fans. Understanding difference. Doubles and halves.
  • Counting, comparing and ordering 0 – 30. Using number fans and number lines. Conservation of number. Number before, number after.
  • Reading and writing numerals and words to 30.
  • Counting, comparing and ordering 99. Using number lines and 0 -99 square. Counting in 10s, 2s and 5s.
  • Understanding place value (tens and units). Place value cards. Counting money.
  • Addition and subtraction to 30. Using place value cards and 100 squares. Missing number sums. Addition of money.
  • Review of addition and subtraction facts.
Volume 2
  • Counting to 100. Using number lines and number square. Count on and back in 1s and 10s. Using place value cards. Counting money £1, 10p and 1p. Counting in 100s.
  • Comparing and ordering 0 to 100. Odd and even numbers to 100. Ordinal numbers and vocabulary.
  • Place value (hundreds, tens and units). Identifying the value of a numeral by its place value position.
  • Review of number facts to 10. Halving and doubling larger numbers. 0 to 9 addition square. Missing number sums using numbers 1 – 20.
  • Addition and subtraction to 100. Using 100 square, number line and place value cards. Commutative law in addition. Difference.
  • Simple number sequences. Finding the rule for a sequence.
  • Simple fractions. Understanding whole and equal part of whole using one thing and a group of things. One half, one quarter, three quarters. Ordering fractions and mixed numbers to 10.
  • Addition and subtraction of numbers to 99 using number lines, number square and place value cards.
  • Multiplication (lots of). Using concrete materials and number square. Multiplication using money. Multiplying by 10.
  • Division (shared by). Using concrete materials and number square. Division by subtraction. Division using money.
  • 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Multiply and divide by 2, 5 and 10.
  • Quick methods for mental maths.
Volume 3
  • Days, weeks, seasons, years. Vocabulary and order and comparative duration.
  • The vocabulary of time. (Today, tomorrow, next week, last month, weekend etc.)
  • Days, hours, minutes. Analogue time. O’clock, half past and quarter to and quarter past. One hour before, half an hour after. Reading the time on a clock and placing hands correctly on a clock.
  • Digital time. Understanding the ‘hours and minutes’ display. Converting between analogue and digital time.
  • The vocabulary of length. Comparative length. Accurate measurement (cm). Appropriate units of measurement.
  • The vocabulary of weight (mass). Understanding balance. Comparative weight (mass). Weighing using non-standard weights. Weighing accurately using grams. Appropriate units of measurement.
  • The vocabulary of capacity. Comparative capacity. Measuring capacity using litres and millilitres. Appropriate units of measurement.
  • Two dimensional shape. Corners and sides. Circle, semi-circle, triangle, square, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon, octagon.
  • Three dimensional shape. Faces, edges and corners. Pyramid, cube, cuboid, cylinder, cone, sphere. Flat and curved edges and faces.
  • Reflective symmetry in simple shapes.
  • The vocabulary of position, direction and movement. Right, left, under, through, backwards etc.
  • Turns and angles. Creating patterns using reflection and rotation. Quarter and half turns. Right angles.
Volume 4
  • Using a table to show information. Creating a block graph from the information in a table.
  • Using tally charts to collect information. Creating pictograms.
  • Reading tables, charts and pictograms and interpreting the information they show. Answering questions using tables, charts and pictograms.
  • Solving number and shape and space puzzles using logic.
  • Interpreting and solving number problems expressed in words.Understanding the application of computation in real life situations.
  • Using money in real life situation. Finding the correct money, working out total cost and giving change.
  • Interpreting and solving time and duration problems expressed in words.
  • Interpreting and solving measures problems expressed in words.
  • Hints and tips for tackling mixed questions presented as a ‘test’.