Mastering Addition and Subtraction in Reception and Key Stage 1

In this session, Dave shares his passing for deep understanding of calculation. Dave has been exploring calculation as part of his doctoral studies. He is the co-author and creator of the Sense of Number Visual Calculation Policy, which encapsulates the depth of understanding found in this session and helps to establish a consistent approach to the teaching of calculation across school.

This course explores 5 Aspects of Teaching Addition and Subtraction in Reception and Key Stage 1.

1.    Using Appropriate Concrete Resources and Pictorial Representations

2.    The importance of Story and Applying + & - to Everyday Life

3.    Progressing from physical resources to jottings to formal procedures

4.    Developing deep understanding of formal methods

5.    Laying the Foundations for Mental Strategies