Mastering Addition and Subtraction in Years 3, 4 and 5

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 Key Stage 2

1.    The Continued use of Concrete Resources and Pictorial Representations

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

3.    Ensuring Deep Understanding of Formal Procedures

4.    The Development of Mental Strategies with Understanding

5.    Addition and Subtraction with Fractions