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Calculation Guidance

This page contain three of the key documents which teaching staff refer to support the teaching of calculations in school. These offer advice on general guidance as well as detailed examples of specific strategies.


1. National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Maths (NCETM): Guidance Document


Although this document was primarily written for teachers, interested parents will benefit greatly from the sound advice contained within this 'general guidance' document:

2. Mathematics Mastery: 'Progression in Calculations'


Blair Peach is a Mathematics Mastery Partner School and children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes participate in daily Mathematics Mastery lessons. This edited version of the 'Progression in Calculations' covers strategies used in Years 1 -3 and includes a number of photos to help make strategies clearer:


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3. White Rose 'Calculation Policy'


Much of our planning in KS2 is centred around the use of resources created by White Rose. This calculation policy again includes pictures to help support understanding of the strategies covered. Further advice about what is meant by the language 'Concrete - Pictorial - Abstract' can be found by scrolling further down this page.

Note: Further content to be added to this page