We explain what capacity means and how children are taught to understand the concept in KS1 and learn about the relationship between millilitres and litres, and in KS2 use decimal notation to record the capacity of water and convert between units of measurement.
We explain what improper fractions and mixed numbers are and how the relationship between them can be taught to primary-school children.
We explain what the long multiplication method is and review how multiplication skills are built up through each year of primary school.
We explain what equivalent fractions are, how the concept of equivalence is introduced in primary school maths and how knowledge of equivalent fractions is then used to simplify fractions.
We explain what multiples and factors are and how children are taught to recognise multiples from Year 1 and factors from Year 5, with examples of the types of problem they might be asked to solve.
We explain what standard and non-standard units are and how non-standard units can help children understand the concept of weight before they master the skill of accurate measurement and converting units of measurement
We explain what unit fractions are and why children need to understand the concept of unit fractions before moving onto more advanced fractions learning.
We explain what tessellating shapes are and why tessellation may be taught in primary school as part of learning about 2D shapes.
We explain how children are taught to make estimates to check whether their answers are correct and how this skill is applied to more difficult calculations as your child advances through primary school.
We explain what a Carroll diagram is and how primary-school children are taught to use a Carroll diagram to sort data, such as a group of objects or numbers, methodically.