Mathletics 2014 – 2015
Year 1 and Year 2 pupils are now registered on ‘Mathletics’- a worldwide internet mathematics program. Using their user name and password they can access the program at home and at school. The programs are based around the statutory guidance for Maths for each year group, and have an option for a mental maths challenge where the children answer as many questions as they can in one minute competing against other children in the world. There is a weekly points challenge where children achieving 1000 points or more gain a certificate. Over their time on the program the children earn credits which can be ‘spent’ buying items to enhance their personal character which is shown on their home page.
Certificates are awarded at the Friday Celebration Assembly. Further information can be found on www.mathletics.co.uk or the school contact Mrs M. Jones.
This year at Beeches Infant School we are introducing a mathematical resource called ‘Numicon pieces are shapes that offer images to represent number.
It is a visually stimulating, interactive and tactile resource. As numbers can be an abstract concept for children, it makes numbers real. It also helps children understand number relationships and enables children to calculate withut counting.