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Home learning: Maths

We hope you are all getting along well with your home learning. 

On this page you will find contact details if you need to ask any maths-related questions, links to some good maths websites and some problems and activities you might want to try.

Children in Reception have been working very hard on their home learning - finding different shapes, counting, making repeating patterns, doubling and halving and adding.

Fantastic work!

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There is lots of maths you can do at home that does not involve screentime or worksheets.

Have you tried any of these?

  • Do some cooking together.  Weighing ingredients and measuring liquids accurately is great maths work.  With younger children, discuss the concepts of full, half full and empty and compare amounts.
  • Look for numbers around the house.  What are the largest and smallest numbers you can find?
  • Practise cutting pieces of paper (or even food) into different fractions such as quarters, eighths or sixteenths.  Make sure all the parts are equal.
  • Count or collect different flowers, leaves or stones from the garden or on a walk.  Back at home, sort the objects into categories.  You can also create tables and graphs to show what you found.
  • Play some games together and keep the score to practise counting.  You could make the score for a win 5 or another number so children practise counting in different jumps.
  • Make times table or number fact flashcards and test each other.
  • Create pictures out of 2d shapes that children know (this could be simple like circles, squares or triangles or include more complex shapes like a rhombus or octagon).  You could draw these pictures, paint them or cut out shapes and stick them. 
  • Plan a day out together for a future date.  This could include working out budgets, prices, timings and distances.

There are lots more ideas online, including here.

Here are some useful links to help with maths learning at home.

ICT Games - some great games for Early Years and Key Stage 1 children.

Top Marks Maths - you can choose the age of your child using the tabs at the top and then choose a topic.

Arcademic - lots of arcade style games to practse skills.  You can play without creating an account.

BBC Bitesize - guidance and videos to help with Key Stage 1 work

BBC Bitesize - guidance and videos to help with Key Stage 2 work

Have a go at the problems below and discuss how you know your answers are correct.  You can email your answers and explanations to maths@fairholme.hounslow.sch.uk

We might add some great explanations to this page so everyone can see.

Problem 1

Two fathers and two sons sat down to eat eggs for breakfast.  Each person had a whole egg and they ate exactly 3 eggs between them.  How could this be true?

Problem 2

Which 3 numbers have the same answer whether they are added or multiplied together?

Problem 3

If you are finding any of your maths home learning tricky or you need a bit of explanation, please email your Year Group email address or email maths@fairholme.hounslow.sch.uk and we will try to point you in the right direction.

If you have done some great maths at home, please email and tell us or send pictures so we can share and celebrate your good ideas.