By Jill J. Williams on July 18 2018 21:19:09
Students usually begin learning basic multiplication by second grade. This skill will be essential as kids advance in class and study advanced concepts like algebra. Many teachers recommend using times tables to learn how to multiply because they allow students to begin with small numbers and work their way up. The grid-like structures make it easy to visualize how numbers increase as they are multiplied. They are also efficient. You can complete most times tables worksheets in one or two minutes, and students can track their performance to see how they improve over time.
In KS2 children are taught that decimals are another way of writing fractions. The hundred number square is a really good way of showing children the equivalence between fractions and decimals.
Addition is one of the basic math skill. Work on different addition skills like addition of two numbers of one digit, of three numbers of 1 digit, with zero, of 2 digit number with a 1 digit number with/without carry, of 2 digit number with a 1 digit number with/without carry, of two numbers of 2 digit with/without carry, of three numbers of 2 digit with/without carry and much more.
Children may also get started with money, time, and measuring, though it is not absolutely necessary to master any of that. The teacher should keep it playful, supply measuring cups, scales, clocks, and coins to have around, and answer questions.