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“I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.” 

– Martha Grahamʺ

Week beginning 6/11/17

We're looking at all the ways we can make times tables that bit easier to remember and do.  Most of the class can use a written method to multiply two digit numbers by 1 digit numbers, but whilst practising this skill it has become apparent that the retention of previously learned times table facts has been a little hazy- so we're going to revisit some of the key knowledge and skills associated with this key area of mathematics.

Column Addition

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Joe and Lucas C have prepared a short animation on column addition. Enjoy.
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W/b 9/10/17, This is all about adding and subtracting strategies, did you know that adding 99 is as easy as adding 100?  Just adjust by one when you have the answer. 

 

We shall continue to be practising our times tables and aim to improve our speed and accuracy as the weeks go by.  The test sheet will be sent home to let you know what needs practising.

 

Your children need to practice their next set of times tables. To deepen your child's learning, we encourage children to practice the inverse of each multiplication fact. eg. 5 times 10 = 50 so 50 divided by 5 = 10.

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