Written Methods at Robertswood


The changes to the National Curriculum in Maths means there is now a greater focus on formal written methods.  To support the teaching and children’s understanding , we have reviewed the methods being taught in school and have reduced the number of methods being taught so that the children can focus on using methods correctly and with confidence, even when using larger numbers.  We are still focusing on place value and ensuring that the children understand what the digits in sums represent.  Instead of moving the children on once they have grasped a method, we are teaching methods according to the year group the child is working in.

  1. Written methods for addition final
  2. Written methods for subtraction final
  3. Written methods for multiplication final
  4. Written methods for division final