The ability to do sums in your head is an important skill that your child will have to master at primary school. Doing a calculation without using pen and paper or a calculator requires your child develop specific strategies to solve problems mentally.
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In this section of the site, you'll find all about what mental maths means in National Curriculum terms, and how you can help your child become a mental maths whiz! Plus there are lots of mental maths worksheets, free mental maths tests and a whole mental maths challenges learning pack full of activities and games to help your child grow their confidence in this core skill.
Help your child practice mental maths calculations at home with a range of resources, including mental maths addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems. You'll find the right explanation and resource to tackle all types mental maths questions your child is taught in school.
With your support, your child will soon grasp this vital maths problem-solving skill.
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For primary school students, mental maths is more than being able to work out sums in their head without writing anything down. It's an important skill that incorporates all of the maths concepts they learn, and that they'll be tested on in key stage 2 SATs. Help your child gain confidence and accuracy in mental maths with tests targeted at their year group, plus a comprehensive guide for parents on what mental maths is all about.
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Practice makes perfect! The timed questions in these mental maths test will help your child improve their ability to make quick and accurate calculations. Ready, steady, go...