Mathematics at Plimmerton School

Home Learning Support

Here are some ideas to support the learning of mathematics strategies for students in years 1-8. These may be helpful for you to support your child at home. Most strategies have a learning goal, an example and a video.

Level 1 - Stages 1 - 4 (Generally Years 1 and 2)

Stage Emergent | I am learning to count forwards and backwards to 10 |

Stage One: One-to-One Counting | I am able to count or make a set of objects. |

Stage Two: Counting from One on Materials | I am able to solve simple addition and subtraction problems by counting all the objects, using materials. Example: 5 + 4 as 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9. Addition - counting all from one I am able to solve multiplication and division problems by counting one-to-one with the help of materials. Example: 2 x 6 as 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 Multiplication by counting objects - skip counting I am able to divide a set of objects into equal groups or a shape into equal parts using materials. |

Stage Three: Counting from One by Imaging | I am able to count all of the objects in simple addition, subtraction and multiplication problems in my head. Example: “8 + 5 as, I counted in my head like this: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13”. Example: “4 x 2 = I counted in my head like this 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8” |

Stage 4: Advanced Counting (Counting On) | I am able to count on from the biggest number to solve addition problems. Example: “8 + 5 = I thought of 8, and then 9, 10, 11, 12, 13” Counting on from the biggest number I am able to count back from the biggest number to solve subtraction problems Example: 52 - 4 is “I thought of 52, and then 51, 50, 49, 48 I am able to solve addition and subtraction problems by counting in 10’s. Example: “13 + 40 is, I thought of 13 in my head, and counted 23, 33, 43, 53” I am able to skip count to solve simple multiplication problems. Example: “4 x 5 = 5, 10, 15, 20” Solve multiplication problems using skip counting Skip counting to solve multiplication and division I am able to divide a set of objects into equal groups or a shape into equal parts with or without materials. Example: “½ of 8” |