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Visual Times Table - X2 in Jellytots
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Visual Times Table for 2 in Jellytots Complete set of 28 slides - representing both the times table in both ways (0 x 2 to 12 x 2 and 2 x 0 to 2 x 12), the total count, a visual array and two times table number lines as a downloadable pdf for printing. Children are first introduced to multiplication as ‘repeated addition’ and ‘groups of’. We introduce the idea that organising objects in an array is an easier way to see and count how many you have. Think of a tray of Ferrero Rocher chocolates that is 5 across and 6 down; we can easily work out that there are 30 chocolates on the tray by adding 5 together 6 times. Counting on in 5s 6 times… 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30… to get to the answer. This is very visual and most children understand it because they are comfortable with addition. Combining the idea of arrays and counting on in allows you to be able to visualise and calculate how many. Division is the ‘inverse’ (the opposite) of multiplication and is introduced as ‘repeated subtraction’ - how many times can I take 5 from 30? And therefore we can use counting backwards in 5s to work out how many times we can take 5 away from 30… 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 0… 6 times. The understanding of multiplication and division in this way is a solid basis for moving forward to learning the multiplication and division facts for numbers up to 12. They are the building block to understanding and memorising the times tables. Typically children learn the times table facts in the following order - the multiplication and division “Times Tables” for 2, 10, 5 in KS1 and then for 3, 4, 8, 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12 in Lower KS2. However most maths aids drop the visual array and just look at the numbers, for example: 5 x 6 = 30 6 x 5 = 30 30 ÷ 5 = 6 30 ÷ 6 = 5 This can be quite a challenge for some children - especially children who are visual learners. With this in mind, The Maths Mum® has created a set of ‘Visual Times Tables’ which include a visual representation of the array / repeated addition in a very user friendly object… for example in Jellytots, Cheerios, Buttons and Skittles. They also support the idea of counting on, counting back in sequences of numbers and associate each times table with a number line and visual count.
Alternative MATHS Advent Calendar 2021 - Upper KS2
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Alternative MATHS Advent Calendar 2021 - Upper KS2

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THE UPPER KS2 CALENDAR IS AIMED AT CHILDREN WHO HAVE A GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF ALL MATHS TOPICS INCLUDED IN THE UPPER KEY STAGE 2 CURRICULUM. IT IS SUITABLE FOR STRONG YEAR 5 AND YEAR 6 CHILDREN. The Maths Mum® ‘Alternative’ Advent Calendar is a sugar and plastic free alternative to entertain the kids on the countdown to Christmas Day. It is a downloadable pdf with 24 Christmas related maths problems to solve starting from the 1st December 2021.
Visual Times Table - X8 in Jellytots
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Visual Times Table - X8 in Jellytots

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Visual Times Table for 8 in Jellytots Complete set of 28 slides - representing both the times table in both ways (0 x 8 to 12 x 8 and 8 x 0 to 8 x 12), the total count, a visual array and two times table number lines as a downloadable pdf for printing. Visual Times Tables Children are first introduced to multiplication as ‘repeated addition’ and ‘groups of’. We introduce the idea that organising objects in an array is an easier way to see and count how many you have. Think of a tray of Ferrero Rocher chocolates that is 5 across and 6 down; we can easily work out that there are 30 chocolates on the tray by adding 5 together 6 times. Counting on in 5s 6 times… 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30… to get to the answer. This is very visual and most children understand it because they are comfortable with addition. Combining the idea of arrays and counting on in allows you to be able to visualise and calculate how many. Division is the ‘inverse’ (the opposite) of multiplication and is introduced as ‘repeated subtraction’ - how many times can I take 5 from 30? And therefore we can use counting backwards in 5s to work out how many times we can take 5 away from 30… 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 0… 6 times. The understanding of multiplication and division in this way is a solid basis for moving forward to learning the multiplication and division facts for numbers up to 12. They are the building block to understanding and memorising the times tables. Typically children learn the times table facts in the following order - the multiplication and division “Times Tables” for 2, 10, 5 in KS1 and then for 3, 4, 8, 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12 in Lower KS2. However most maths aids drop the visual array and just look at the numbers, for example: 5 x 6 = 30 6 x 5 = 30 30 ÷ 5 = 6 30 ÷ 6 = 5 This can be quite a challenge for some children - especially children who are visual learners. With this in mind, The Maths Mum® has created a set of ‘Visual Times Tables’ which include a visual representation of the array / repeated addition in a very user friendly object… for example in Jellytots, Cheerios, Buttons and Skittles. They also support the idea of counting on, counting back in sequences of numbers and associate each times table with a number line and visual count.
Visual Times Table - X9 in Jellytots
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Visual Times Table - X9 in Jellytots

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Visual Times Table for 9 in Jellytots Complete set of 28 slides - representing both the times table in both ways (0 x 9 to 12 x 9 and 9 x 0 to 9 x 12), the total count, a visual array and two times table number lines as a downloadable pdf for printing. Visual Times Tables Children are first introduced to multiplication as ‘repeated addition’ and ‘groups of’. We introduce the idea that organising objects in an array is an easier way to see and count how many you have. Think of a tray of Ferrero Rocher chocolates that is 5 across and 6 down; we can easily work out that there are 30 chocolates on the tray by adding 5 together 6 times. Counting on in 5s 6 times… 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30… to get to the answer. This is very visual and most children understand it because they are comfortable with addition. Combining the idea of arrays and counting on in allows you to be able to visualise and calculate how many. Division is the ‘inverse’ (the opposite) of multiplication and is introduced as ‘repeated subtraction’ - how many times can I take 5 from 30? And therefore we can use counting backwards in 5s to work out how many times we can take 5 away from 30… 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 0… 6 times. The understanding of multiplication and division in this way is a solid basis for moving forward to learning the multiplication and division facts for numbers up to 12. They are the building block to understanding and memorising the times tables. Typically children learn the times table facts in the following order - the multiplication and division “Times Tables” for 2, 10, 5 in KS1 and then for 3, 4, 8, 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12 in Lower KS2. However most maths aids drop the visual array and just look at the numbers, for example: 5 x 6 = 30 6 x 5 = 30 30 ÷ 5 = 6 30 ÷ 6 = 5 This can be quite a challenge for some children - especially children who are visual learners. With this in mind, The Maths Mum® has created a set of ‘Visual Times Tables’ which include a visual representation of the array / repeated addition in a very user friendly object… for example in Jellytots, Cheerios, Buttons and Skittles. They also support the idea of counting on, counting back in sequences of numbers and associate each times table with a number line and visual count.
Visual Times Table - X10 in Jellytots
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Visual Times Table - X10 in Jellytots

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Visual Times Table for 10 in Jellytots Complete set of 28 slides - representing both the times table in both ways (0 x 10 to 12 x 10 and 10 x 0 to 10 x 12), the total count, a visual array and two times table number lines as a downloadable pdf for printing. Visual Times Tables Children are first introduced to multiplication as ‘repeated addition’ and ‘groups of’. We introduce the idea that organising objects in an array is an easier way to see and count how many you have. Think of a tray of Ferrero Rocher chocolates that is 5 across and 6 down; we can easily work out that there are 30 chocolates on the tray by adding 5 together 6 times. Counting on in 5s 6 times… 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30… to get to the answer. This is very visual and most children understand it because they are comfortable with addition. Combining the idea of arrays and counting on in allows you to be able to visualise and calculate how many. Division is the ‘inverse’ (the opposite) of multiplication and is introduced as ‘repeated subtraction’ - how many times can I take 5 from 30? And therefore we can use counting backwards in 5s to work out how many times we can take 5 away from 30… 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 0… 6 times. The understanding of multiplication and division in this way is a solid basis for moving forward to learning the multiplication and division facts for numbers up to 12. They are the building block to understanding and memorising the times tables. Typically children learn the times table facts in the following order - the multiplication and division “Times Tables” for 2, 10, 5 in KS1 and then for 3, 4, 8, 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12 in Lower KS2. However most maths aids drop the visual array and just look at the numbers, for example: 5 x 6 = 30 6 x 5 = 30 30 ÷ 5 = 6 30 ÷ 6 = 5 This can be quite a challenge for some children - especially children who are visual learners. With this in mind, The Maths Mum® has created a set of ‘Visual Times Tables’ which include a visual representation of the array / repeated addition in a very user friendly object… for example in Jellytots, Cheerios, Buttons and Skittles. They also support the idea of counting on, counting back in sequences of numbers and associate each times table with a number line and visual count.
Visual Times Table - X11 in Jellytots
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Visual Times Table - X11 in Jellytots

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Visual Times Table for 11 in Jellytots Complete set of 28 slides - representing both the times table in both ways (0 x 11 to 12 x 11 and 11 x 0 to 11 x 12), the total count, a visual array and two times table number lines as a downloadable pdf for printing. Visual Times Tables Children are first introduced to multiplication as ‘repeated addition’ and ‘groups of’. We introduce the idea that organising objects in an array is an easier way to see and count how many you have. Think of a tray of Ferrero Rocher chocolates that is 5 across and 6 down; we can easily work out that there are 30 chocolates on the tray by adding 5 together 6 times. Counting on in 5s 6 times… 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30… to get to the answer. This is very visual and most children understand it because they are comfortable with addition. Combining the idea of arrays and counting on in allows you to be able to visualise and calculate how many. Division is the ‘inverse’ (the opposite) of multiplication and is introduced as ‘repeated subtraction’ - how many times can I take 5 from 30? And therefore we can use counting backwards in 5s to work out how many times we can take 5 away from 30… 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 0… 6 times. The understanding of multiplication and division in this way is a solid basis for moving forward to learning the multiplication and division facts for numbers up to 12. They are the building block to understanding and memorising the times tables. Typically children learn the times table facts in the following order - the multiplication and division “Times Tables” for 2, 10, 5 in KS1 and then for 3, 4, 8, 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12 in Lower KS2. However most maths aids drop the visual array and just look at the numbers, for example: 5 x 6 = 30 6 x 5 = 30 30 ÷ 5 = 6 30 ÷ 6 = 5 This can be quite a challenge for some children - especially children who are visual learners. With this in mind, The Maths Mum® has created a set of ‘Visual Times Tables’ which include a visual representation of the array / repeated addition in a very user friendly object… for example in Jellytots, Cheerios, Buttons and Skittles. They also support the idea of counting on, counting back in sequences of numbers and associate each times table with a number line and visual count.
Visual Times Table - X12 in Jellytots
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Visual Times Table - X12 in Jellytots

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Visual Times Table for 12 in Jellytots Complete set of 28 slides - representing both the times table in both ways (0 x 12 to 12 x 12 and 12 x 0 to 12 x 12), the total count, a visual array and two times table number lines as a downloadable pdf for printing. Visual Times Tables Children are first introduced to multiplication as ‘repeated addition’ and ‘groups of’. We introduce the idea that organising objects in an array is an easier way to see and count how many you have. Think of a tray of Ferrero Rocher chocolates that is 5 across and 6 down; we can easily work out that there are 30 chocolates on the tray by adding 5 together 6 times. Counting on in 5s 6 times… 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30… to get to the answer. This is very visual and most children understand it because they are comfortable with addition. Combining the idea of arrays and counting on in allows you to be able to visualise and calculate how many. Division is the ‘inverse’ (the opposite) of multiplication and is introduced as ‘repeated subtraction’ - how many times can I take 5 from 30? And therefore we can use counting backwards in 5s to work out how many times we can take 5 away from 30… 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 0… 6 times. The understanding of multiplication and division in this way is a solid basis for moving forward to learning the multiplication and division facts for numbers up to 12. They are the building block to understanding and memorising the times tables. Typically children learn the times table facts in the following order - the multiplication and division “Times Tables” for 2, 10, 5 in KS1 and then for 3, 4, 8, 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12 in Lower KS2. However most maths aids drop the visual array and just look at the numbers, for example: 5 x 6 = 30 6 x 5 = 30 30 ÷ 5 = 6 30 ÷ 6 = 5 This can be quite a challenge for some children - especially children who are visual learners. With this in mind, The Maths Mum® has created a set of ‘Visual Times Tables’ which include a visual representation of the array / repeated addition in a very user friendly object… for example in Jellytots, Cheerios, Buttons and Skittles. They also support the idea of counting on, counting back in sequences of numbers and associate each times table with a number line and visual count.
Visual Times Table - X6 in Jellytots
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Visual Times Table - X6 in Jellytots

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Visual Times Table for 6 in Jellytots Complete set of 28 slides - representing both the times table in both ways (0 x 6 to 12 x 6 and 6 x 0 to 6 x 12), the total count, a visual array and two times table number lines as a downloadable pdf for printing. Visual Times Tables Children are first introduced to multiplication as ‘repeated addition’ and ‘groups of’. We introduce the idea that organising objects in an array is an easier way to see and count how many you have. Think of a tray of Ferrero Rocher chocolates that is 5 across and 6 down; we can easily work out that there are 30 chocolates on the tray by adding 5 together 6 times. Counting on in 5s 6 times… 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30… to get to the answer. This is very visual and most children understand it because they are comfortable with addition. Combining the idea of arrays and counting on in allows you to be able to visualise and calculate how many. Division is the ‘inverse’ (the opposite) of multiplication and is introduced as ‘repeated subtraction’ - how many times can I take 5 from 30? And therefore we can use counting backwards in 5s to work out how many times we can take 5 away from 30… 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 0… 6 times. The understanding of multiplication and division in this way is a solid basis for moving forward to learning the multiplication and division facts for numbers up to 12. They are the building block to understanding and memorising the times tables. Typically children learn the times table facts in the following order - the multiplication and division “Times Tables” for 2, 10, 5 in KS1 and then for 3, 4, 8, 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12 in Lower KS2. However most maths aids drop the visual array and just look at the numbers, for example: 5 x 6 = 30 6 x 5 = 30 30 ÷ 5 = 6 30 ÷ 6 = 5 This can be quite a challenge for some children - especially children who are visual learners. With this in mind, The Maths Mum® has created a set of ‘Visual Times Tables’ which include a visual representation of the array / repeated addition in a very user friendly object… for example in Jellytots, Cheerios, Buttons and Skittles. They also support the idea of counting on, counting back in sequences of numbers and associate each times table with a number line and visual count.
Visual Times Table - X3 in Jellytots
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Visual Times Table - X3 in Jellytots

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Visual Times Table for 3 in Jellytots Complete set of 28 slides - representing both the times table in both ways (0 x 3 to 12 x 3 and 3 x 0 to 3 x 12), the total count, a visual array and two times table number lines as a downloadable pdf for printing. Visual Times Tables Children are first introduced to multiplication as ‘repeated addition’ and ‘groups of’. We introduce the idea that organising objects in an array is an easier way to see and count how many you have. Think of a tray of Ferrero Rocher chocolates that is 5 across and 6 down; we can easily work out that there are 30 chocolates on the tray by adding 5 together 6 times. Counting on in 5s 6 times… 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30… to get to the answer. This is very visual and most children understand it because they are comfortable with addition. Combining the idea of arrays and counting on in allows you to be able to visualise and calculate how many. Division is the ‘inverse’ (the opposite) of multiplication and is introduced as ‘repeated subtraction’ - how many times can I take 5 from 30? And therefore we can use counting backwards in 5s to work out how many times we can take 5 away from 30… 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 0… 6 times. The understanding of multiplication and division in this way is a solid basis for moving forward to learning the multiplication and division facts for numbers up to 12. They are the building block to understanding and memorising the times tables. Typically children learn the times table facts in the following order - the multiplication and division “Times Tables” for 2, 10, 5 in KS1 and then for 3, 4, 8, 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12 in Lower KS2. However most maths aids drop the visual array and just look at the numbers, for example: 5 x 6 = 30 6 x 5 = 30 30 ÷ 5 = 6 30 ÷ 6 = 5 This can be quite a challenge for some children - especially children who are visual learners. With this in mind, The Maths Mum® has created a set of ‘Visual Times Tables’ which include a visual representation of the array / repeated addition in a very user friendly object… for example in Jellytots, Cheerios, Buttons and Skittles. They also support the idea of counting on, counting back in sequences of numbers and associate each times table with a number line and visual count.
Visual Times Table - X4 in Jellytots
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Visual Times Table - X4 in Jellytots

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Visual Times Table for 4 in Jellytots Complete set of 28 slides - representing both the times table in both ways (0 x 4 to 12 x 4 and 4 x 0 to 4 x 12), the total count, a visual array and two times table number lines as a downloadable pdf for printing. Visual Times Tables Children are first introduced to multiplication as ‘repeated addition’ and ‘groups of’. We introduce the idea that organising objects in an array is an easier way to see and count how many you have. Think of a tray of Ferrero Rocher chocolates that is 5 across and 6 down; we can easily work out that there are 30 chocolates on the tray by adding 5 together 6 times. Counting on in 5s 6 times… 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30… to get to the answer. This is very visual and most children understand it because they are comfortable with addition. Combining the idea of arrays and counting on in allows you to be able to visualise and calculate how many. Division is the ‘inverse’ (the opposite) of multiplication and is introduced as ‘repeated subtraction’ - how many times can I take 5 from 30? And therefore we can use counting backwards in 5s to work out how many times we can take 5 away from 30… 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 0… 6 times. The understanding of multiplication and division in this way is a solid basis for moving forward to learning the multiplication and division facts for numbers up to 12. They are the building block to understanding and memorising the times tables. Typically children learn the times table facts in the following order - the multiplication and division “Times Tables” for 2, 10, 5 in KS1 and then for 3, 4, 8, 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12 in Lower KS2. However most maths aids drop the visual array and just look at the numbers, for example: 5 x 6 = 30 6 x 5 = 30 30 ÷ 5 = 6 30 ÷ 6 = 5 This can be quite a challenge for some children - especially children who are visual learners. With this in mind, The Maths Mum® has created a set of ‘Visual Times Tables’ which include a visual representation of the array / repeated addition in a very user friendly object… for example in Jellytots, Cheerios, Buttons and Skittles. They also support the idea of counting on, counting back in sequences of numbers and associate each times table with a number line and visual count.
Visual Times Table - X7 in Jellytots
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Visual Times Table - X7 in Jellytots

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Visual Times Table for 7 in Jellytots Complete set of 28 slides - representing both the times table in both ways (0 x 7 to 12 x 7 and 7 x 0 to 7 x 12), the total count, a visual array and two times table number lines as a downloadable pdf for printing. Visual Times Tables Children are first introduced to multiplication as ‘repeated addition’ and ‘groups of’. We introduce the idea that organising objects in an array is an easier way to see and count how many you have. Think of a tray of Ferrero Rocher chocolates that is 5 across and 6 down; we can easily work out that there are 30 chocolates on the tray by adding 5 together 6 times. Counting on in 5s 6 times… 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30… to get to the answer. This is very visual and most children understand it because they are comfortable with addition. Combining the idea of arrays and counting on in allows you to be able to visualise and calculate how many. Division is the ‘inverse’ (the opposite) of multiplication and is introduced as ‘repeated subtraction’ - how many times can I take 5 from 30? And therefore we can use counting backwards in 5s to work out how many times we can take 5 away from 30… 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 0… 6 times. The understanding of multiplication and division in this way is a solid basis for moving forward to learning the multiplication and division facts for numbers up to 12. They are the building block to understanding and memorising the times tables. Typically children learn the times table facts in the following order - the multiplication and division “Times Tables” for 2, 10, 5 in KS1 and then for 3, 4, 8, 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12 in Lower KS2. However most maths aids drop the visual array and just look at the numbers, for example: 5 x 6 = 30 6 x 5 = 30 30 ÷ 5 = 6 30 ÷ 6 = 5 This can be quite a challenge for some children - especially children who are visual learners. With this in mind, The Maths Mum® has created a set of ‘Visual Times Tables’ which include a visual representation of the array / repeated addition in a very user friendly object… for example in Jellytots, Cheerios, Buttons and Skittles. They also support the idea of counting on, counting back in sequences of numbers and associate each times table with a number line and visual count.
2021 ALL Alternative MATHS Advent Calendars
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2021 ALL Alternative MATHS Advent Calendars

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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND “I hope you’re all well! Will you be doing a lower KS2 maths advent calendar this year? My daughter loved last years!” The Maths Mum® ‘Alternative’ Advent Calendar is a sugar and plastic free alternative to entertain the kids on the countdown to Christmas Day. It is a downloadable pdf with 24 Christmas related maths problems to solve starting from the 1st December 2021. To accommodate all children from pre-school to the end of primary school, including those with additional needs, there are SIX different versions in this year. The six versions available are: EYFS Pre School to Reception / Math For Life Foundation Level (Numbers up to 10) Reception to Year 1 / Maths For Life Level 1 (Numbers up to 20) Year 1 to Year 2 / Maths For Life Level 2 (Numbers up to 100) Key Stage 1 - Year 2 (Full curriculum) Lower Key Stage 2 - Year 3 & 4 (Full curriculum) Upper Key Stage 2 - Year 5 & 6 (Full curriculum)
Alternative MATHS Advent Calendar 2021 - EYFS PreSchool to Reception
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Alternative MATHS Advent Calendar 2021 - EYFS PreSchool to Reception

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THE EYFS PRESCHOOL TO RECEPTION IS AIMED AT CHILDREN WITH EMERGING NUMBERS UP TO 10. IT IS THE MATHS FOR LIFE FOUNDATION LEVEL. IT INCLUDES A WIDE RANGE OF EARLY MATHS INCLUDING COUNTING, SHAPES, AND POSITIONAL LANGUAGE. The Maths Mum® ‘Alternative’ Advent Calendar is a sugar and plastic free alternative to entertain the kids on the countdown to Christmas Day. It is a downloadable pdf with 24 Christmas related maths problems to solve starting from the 1st December 2021.
Alternative MATHS Advent Calendar 2021 - Lower KS2
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Alternative MATHS Advent Calendar 2021 - Lower KS2

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THE LOWER KS2 CALENDAR IS AIMED AT CHILDREN WHO HAVE A GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF ALL MATHS TOPICS INCLUDED IN THE LOWER KEY STAGE 2 CURRICULUM. IT IS SUITABLE FOR STRONG YEAR 3 AND YEAR 4 CHILDREN. The Maths Mum® ‘Alternative’ Advent Calendar is a sugar and plastic free alternative to entertain the kids on the countdown to Christmas Day. It is a downloadable pdf with 24 Christmas related maths problems to solve starting from the 1st December 2021.
Visual Times Table - X5 in Jellytots
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Visual Times Table - X5 in Jellytots

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Visual Times Table for 5 in Jellytots Complete set of 28 slides - representing both the times table in both ways (0 x 5 to 12 x 5 and 5 x 0 to 5 x 12), the total count, a visual array and two times table number lines as a downloadable pdf for printing. Visual Times Tables Children are first introduced to multiplication as ‘repeated addition’ and ‘groups of’. We introduce the idea that organising objects in an array is an easier way to see and count how many you have. Think of a tray of Ferrero Rocher chocolates that is 5 across and 6 down; we can easily work out that there are 30 chocolates on the tray by adding 5 together 6 times. Counting on in 5s 6 times… 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30… to get to the answer. This is very visual and most children understand it because they are comfortable with addition. Combining the idea of arrays and counting on in allows you to be able to visualise and calculate how many. Division is the ‘inverse’ (the opposite) of multiplication and is introduced as ‘repeated subtraction’ - how many times can I take 5 from 30? And therefore we can use counting backwards in 5s to work out how many times we can take 5 away from 30… 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 0… 6 times. The understanding of multiplication and division in this way is a solid basis for moving forward to learning the multiplication and division facts for numbers up to 12. They are the building block to understanding and memorising the times tables. Typically children learn the times table facts in the following order - the multiplication and division “Times Tables” for 2, 10, 5 in KS1 and then for 3, 4, 8, 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12 in Lower KS2. However most maths aids drop the visual array and just look at the numbers, for example: 5 x 6 = 30 6 x 5 = 30 30 ÷ 5 = 6 30 ÷ 6 = 5 This can be quite a challenge for some children - especially children who are visual learners. With this in mind, The Maths Mum® has created a set of ‘Visual Times Tables’ which include a visual representation of the array / repeated addition in a very user friendly object… for example in Jellytots, Cheerios, Buttons and Skittles. They also support the idea of counting on, counting back in sequences of numbers and associate each times table with a number line and visual count.