What do children need to practise daily?
In order for children to develop computational fluency they need to have a daily routine where they practise:
- Remembered facts;
- Using number relationships to do calculations.
Children need the opportunity to:
- Talk mathematically;
- Discuss and solve problems;
- Be creative;
- Use reasoning skills.
Follow Digit Dog for ideas to engage children in mathematical conversations.
This month: Using flik-flaks
Flik-flaks are a versatile resource that can be used in your daily maths practice session.
In small group situations, each child can have a flik-flak and respond to “show me….” questions. In whole class sessions, the adult can use the flik-flak as a focus for practising counting, number bonds and calculation skills.
Use flik-flaks to practise:
- Subitising (recognising small amounts without counting)
- Number bonds
- Multiplication facts
- Using mathematical language
- Using reasoning skills.