Name: John Griffiths
Twitter name: @johngriffiths17
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Position: Class teacher/maths coordinator
What is your advice about? Teaching KS1 maths
1: Use numicon! It can be used for addition, subtraction, division and multiplication!
2: Practise your number bonds *within* 20. First number bonds to 3, then 4, then 5 etc…
3: Calculate don’t count. Children should try to use their number bonds to jump to 10, 8+6 becomes 8+2+4 becomes 10+4 = 14.
4: Play with numbers in open ended problems – how many ways can you make 12? Use + – x or /.
5: Keep it fun and try to relate to a topic or something they can relate to!