Mathematics at Parkfield
Our aim is to equip all pupils with the skills and confidence to solve a range of problems through fluency with numbers and mathematical reasoning. Children are encouraged to see the mathematics that surrounds them every day and enjoy developing vital life skills in this subject.
By following our own curriculum (linked to the 2014 National Curriculum) children expand their understanding through exploration, problem solving, discussion and practical experience.
A key aspect of teaching throughout the school involves the use of practical apparatus to promote understanding of mathematical processes and ideas. Carefully planned activities encourage children to work mentally, observe patterns, make predictions and discuss relationships. Mathematics skills are also used in other subjects such as science, ICT and art.
Recognising the valuable contribution parents make to children’s success in mathematics, we offer a range of support to enable them to enjoy the subject and have the confidence to help their children.
Looking for suitable apps for the iPads can be confusing.
These have been chosen because:
- They are valid learning apps (they support good maths learning)
- They are fun and appeal to children
- They are low cost
Secret agent themed maths game - good range of difficulty
Times tables Ghost Blasters and Multiple Wipeout - the same games that are available via website for a pc.
A temple run style game with maths questions - children seem to love it, especially in KS1.
Good range of fun activities set under the sea – super range of abilities and include fractions, decimals and percentages.
This was voted the best children's maths app. It is number ordering (but including negative numbers and fractions/decimals) and is challenging enough and addictive that you may have to stop your parents/teachers playing it and reaching the top of the leader board :-)
A good variety of difficulty and requires a decent amount of reasoning and thinking ahead in the higher levels.
For young children learning to write numbers.
Great for learning to tell the time.
Voted one of the top apps for children by children. Bee Bots but in an app with different challenges.
Learning how to jump along the number line for addition and subtraction.
Base Ten on the iPad. Great for any calculation – practise methods used in school and secure place value.
You may find the links below useful for helping your child with their maths learning. Although we have checked all of these links, please be aware that the internet is constantly changing and as such we accept no responsibility for these links. If you find any problems with them then please let the school know.