At Great Wood, we place a strong emphasis on equipping the children with skills to calculate mentally, in addition to using formal written methods. Children refer to our Maths Mantra to help them select the most efficient method of calculating:
Do I know the answer?
Can I do it in my head?
Do I need to use a jotting?
Do I need to use a written calculation?
Please see the links below to view Great Wood’s progression in mental and written calculations for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
GW Progression in Written Addition
GW Progression in Written Subtraction
GW Mental Calculations Policy Addition and Subtraction NC2014
GW Progression in Written Multiplication
GW Progression in Written Division
GW Mental Calculations Policy Multiplication and Division NC2014