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Mental Maths Strategies

Mental Maths Strategies

Year 6 have been exploring a range of strategies that were initially reinforced or introduced in Year 5. The children should be encouraged to use these strategies as much as possible to develop their mental calculation fluency. The strategies include: using place value knowledge, rounding, using complements (to 1, 10, 100 and beyond), multiplication and division fact recall and regrouping numbers in a range of ways. The strategies have been renamed to make them more personal to the class.

Banana split

Copy cat

What goes up, must come down

What's the digit?

Doubling and halving