Calculation Videos

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The constant changes to the curriculum in the UK have meant that many parents have found it difficult to keep up with the strategies used for calculation in their children’s year groups.

The maths team at Belleville, along with a group of lovely volunteers (thank you, children) have put together some short video clips to be used to support the understanding of the formal methods used for the four operations - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division - across the school. They are available to watch on the school’s website and will be added to over the autumn term. With an emphasis on precise mathematical language and the formal layout for calculation used in different year groups they are particularly useful at this time of year when our children are moving into their new year groups. The children working with their teachers show us how to proceed through the strategies for the four operations using the appropriate mathematical language. We hope you find them useful in supporting your children’s maths learning.  

The Maths Team.

The formal method for addition in Year 2

The formal method for subtraction in Year 2

Multiplication methods in Year 2

Division methods in Year 2

The formal method for subtraction in Year 3

The formal method for addition in Year 4

The formal method for subtraction in Year 4

The formal method for multiplication in Year 4

The formal method for addition in Year 5

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