Maths homework will be given out weekly on Google Classroom. 5M Maths homework is designed to revise, embed and extend the children. Over each half term the maths homework will comprise of a wide variety of different problems that the children need to work out, these include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fraction and decimal problems, money problems, measurement problems and time problems.
Our Maths homework is designed to ensure children have regular weekly practice of using different calculation strategies. This homework runs alongside our class based Maths learning using the White Rose Scheme. Over the course of the academic year we will spend time on improving our skills, knowledge and understanding of all the calculation strategies that are presented in our weekly homework. This means that over the course of your child’s time in 5M you will notice an improvement in their ability to complete homework independently and get more of the answers correct.
It is absolutely fine to help your child with their Maths homework but please do not do it for them. If your child becomes stuck encourage them to talk about different ways they can solve the problem e.g. if they get stuck on addition or subtraction calculations then strategies such as finding the difference between two numbers, counting on from lowest to highest number, expanding the numbers (split into thousands, hundreds, tens, ones), drawing the number and using visual counting aids (hundred square, home made place value counters) are great ways to work out answers.