Teaching those terrible times tables. It’s something that all educators and parents who work with kids above the age of about 6 have to deal with at some point. Knowing your times tables is a helpful skill to have, but there is just no real way to learn them other than through mundane repetition and memorisation – or is there?
Problem-solving is such as essential skill for children to learn, as it is relevant to so many areas of life. It is often taught within the context of mathematics, although I don’t believe that it should only be taught in that context. If you are a teacher or a parent, you may be wondering how you can help promote your children’s problem-solving skills.
When it comes to learning the basics in Maths, place value is such an important concept for students to understand. It carries over to almost every other topic in Maths, and helps children to visualise and utilise the numbers they are working with. So, if place value sets such an important foundation for children in Maths, how can we teach it well?
One more week left until the new school term begins. How quickly time flies! As I continue to work on my maths plan for the term, I have put together one more list of ideas to help you with teaching addition to your students.
My students are currently learning about addition. One of the things I enjoy about teaching Year 3s and 4s is that a lot of them still have a positive attitude towards their lessons. I hope that by keeping things fun and engaging, I will be able to encourage them to keep this attitude for a long time yet!