Year 1 (5/6 years old) is a fantastic year to watch the rapid progress your children will make in maths. From the early beginnings of using practical apparatus (bricks, cubes etc) they will begin to see addition as the combining of groups of objects and they will begin to use the vocabulary of addition (add, […]
Many people find subtraction much harder than addition, but in reality we can solve many subtraction problems by adding, or counting on, and this is one of the ways young children learn to subtract. In year 1, children will learn to say the number that is one more or one less than another single digit […]
Finding all the resources you need to help your children with their maths can be daunting. There are so many topics and subtle levels of progress. You also need to know what your child should be learning in order to find help. At URBrainy we have a superb range of beautifully presented resources for Reception […]
Dyslexia is a word we are very familiar with, but dyscalculia is less well known. So let’s have a quick look at what the words mean and whether they might be relevant to your child’s maths education. Dyslexia This tricky word comes from the Greek, meaning ‘difficulty with words’. I guess that is why it […]
1. Counting Dyslexic and dyscalculia learners may well have difficulties with counting objects and it is important that from the very earliest years that they are given clear instructions on how to count and plenty of practice with counting. The best way to do this is to employ a multi-sensory approach, with counting real objects […]
iPhone App – Multiply Cows Fantastic new iPhone app from URBrainy. Practice your tables and get really fast with this great app. Practice any table from 1 to 12 Challenge yourself to see how many correct answers you can get See if you can beat your highscore!
Calculating 1. Learning facts Learners with dyslexia often find it difficult to learn basic number facts ?off by heart?. Knowing number bonds to 10 are essential (that is, knowing off by heart all the combinations of adding two single digits; 2 + 8, 4 + 7 etc) and no matter how long it takes, learning […]