Maths Mastery at Slinfold School
At Slinfold School we aim to support the children on their journey towards Maths Mastery. Mastering maths means children acquiring a deep, long-term secure and adaptable understanding of maths.
We believe in a practical approach to teaching maths, using resources to support the children's learning. We aim to develop confidence and positive attitudes towards maths and make links to real life situations to ensure the children understand the relevancy and importance of their learning. We aim to equip the children with a range of mental and written strategies to be able to solve problems and reason effectively.
The counting stick is a useful tool used to promote confidence and flexibility in children's counting skills but it is also brilliant when used to explore concepts such as:
All of the children are familiar with the use of the counting stick to support their learning in class. Below, you will find some top tips and videos on how best to support your child's maths learning at home using a counting stick.
Counting sticks can be used to teach times tables. You can also improvise with household items to create a large counting stick to help teach your child their times tables. Watch this video for ideas on how to support your child to learn their times tables.