Many parents and carers ask us how they can help their child with maths. One of the best things you can do with your children is talk to them about maths. Sometimes it is even more important that you listen and let them explain what they are doing and why. This booklet is designed to help you to understand some of the methods of calculation that they may be working on in class.
This booklet explains the expanded informal methods which show the children the reasoning behind the steps involved in calculations, before moving onto the more common compact, standard methods.