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.