What is Number and Number Processes?
It is the ability to explore numbers, count them, represent them(what does 17 look like?) and investigate how they are constructed (place value – thousands, hundreds, tens, ones).
We use four main processes – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
All children start with the basic facts and they are ready to progress when they can instantly recall basic facts. This is assessed weekly in each class and children will progress at different rates. Here is an example of an early basic facts assessment – 1. Recognise Patterns to 5. Pupils have one minute to answer as many of the facts as possible. When the pupils have demonstrated that they can answer all the questions accurately on a number of occasions, the teacher will then move them on to the next stage of learning. The basic facts are a very important part of the learning process and will enable pupils to make progress quicker as they will have a much clearer understanding of the processes, providing the scaffolding for future learning.
What is addition?
Maths is Fun gives a definition of addition and gives you some examples of how it might look.
Use these sites to practice your adding skills.
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?b=maths/addition – a site for 7-9 year olds, starting with number bonds to 20 then moving on to 100.
http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/maths/ma08addi/game/ma08addi-game-conveyor-belt-addition/addition.swf – a game for 7-11 year olds to test mental skills
http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Simple-Addition-Stories-721 – simple addition stories for 3-7 year olds
http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/games/alien/alien.html – an alien invaders type game for 5-11 year olds
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity11 – a game for 9-11 year olds using addition and subtraction skills
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/laac/numbers/chi.shtml – a game for 5-7 year olds where you count the spots on the ladybird
There are many more sites that you can use to test your addition skills. Click on the general weblinks tab for more.
What is subtraction?
Have a look at Maths is Fun to see how they describe subtraction.
Try out these games that focus on testing your take-away skills.
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?b=maths/subtraction – a site for 7-11 year olds that builds in a difficulty level
http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/maths/ma09subt/game/ma09subt-game-conveyor-belt-subtraction/subtraction.swf – a game for 7-11 year olds to test their mental agility
http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/subtractiontest.html – a site for 5-7 year olds with three levels of difficulty
http://segfl.skoool.co.uk/content/primary/maths/add_sub_frac/index.html – a site for 7-11 year olds adding and subtracting fractions
http://www.rabbittakeaway.co.uk/activity/ – a site for 3-7 year olds where the rabbits are running away
http://resources.oswego.org/games/SpeedGrid/Subtraction/urikasub1res.html – play against the clock to find the answer to subtraction sums. This site is for 5-11 year olds.
What is multiplication?
Multiplication is repeated addition and it is explained well on the Maths is Fun site.
Now test your skills!
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/multiple/multiple_frenzy.swf – A fast and furious multiples game for 7-11 year olds.
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?b=maths/multiplication – Try this good game for practising your times tables for 7-11 year olds.
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=multiplication – A good resource for seeing multiplication sums in pictures, both objects and arrays. This is designed for 5-11 year olds.
http://www.edontheweb.com/the_ed_files_flash.asp?ModuleID=125&MovieName=EdMaths1.swf – Ed the owl explains what multiples are and then you can try his quiz which will test your knowledge of multiples. For 7-11 year olds.
http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/me3us/flash/lessonLauncher.html?lesson=lessons/08/m3_08_00_x.swf – Play this one-player multiplication board game where you need to roll the dice then complete the multiplication problems to move round the board. For 5-7 year olds.
What is division?
Division is spitting into equal parts or groups and can be explained more fully here.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/division/play/popup.shtml – Help miners Max and Molly fill their wagons by sharing the stones. A game for 5-7 year olds.
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?b=maths/division – a game for 9-11 year olds. How well do you know your tables? This game is all about division facts. The better you know your tables the easier it will be!
http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/games/demolition/demolition.html – A game for 7- 11 year olds which helps you to learn division. Tanks with division problems move towards your blaster. Fire at the correct problem to save your blaster from destruction. Good for sharpening mental maths skills.
http://resources.oswego.org/games/SumSense/sumdiv.html – A good strategy game for 7-11 year olds against the clock to test your division skills.
http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/maths/bingo/index.html – Test yourself against the clock in this game which will help your mental arithmetic skills. The better you know your tables the quicker you will get. A game for 7-11 year olds.
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=HitTheButtonv11 – Quick fire questions on number bonds, times tables and division facts against the clock. Superb! A site for 5-11 year olds.