Tricky Calculations!

Last week, Year 6 tackled some tricky maths problems related to short and long multiplication. They were able to discuss their understanding and related the value of the digits to their understanding of their place value unit!

This week, we have begun looking at the short method for division. We discussed how it is the inverse of multiplication but that our knowledge of our times tables can actually help us to divide! Tomorrow’s challenge will be to learn the method for long division. I am sure that we will report back on how brilliantly we have been able to learn this soon!

Problem Solvers!

Year 6 have returned from their summer holidays with a fantastic attitude towards their learning. This week in maths, they have applied their knowledge of the addition and subtraction column methods to one and two-step word problems! Keep up the good work Year 6!