Welcome to Targeting Maths!

Welcome to our website where we aim to help you gain plenty of information on key stage 1 maths and key stage 2 maths. It can be hard to know where to get KS2 resources for your child as well as finding fun maths games to help them that you know they will enjoy. Let's face it, not many children take to maths like they do other subjects - numbers just aren't fun for a lot of people young and old!
Here we hope to give you just a few useful resources and tips to help you help your child.

What is the difference Between KS1 and KS2 Maths?

Key stage one maths is really about giving your child an excellent base for mathematical fluency. Here they will learn to count forwards and backwards to 100 whilst also being able to read and write all of these numbers as well. They should also know their 2's, 5's and 10 times tables.

They will also be introduced to money, shapes, telling the time, number ordering and place value.

Key Stage 1 Maths

Key stage one maths is creating a strong foundation for your child in the world of maths. They should start to understand the different relationships between numbers and be able to do simple divisions, times tables and sums. It is where the child begins to understand the relation between different areas of maths and how numbers related to each other.

It is essential the child has a strong base in maths as it also affects literary activities as well as their relationship with KS2 maths as well as KS2 Science when they move into that stage.

Key Stage 2 Maths

Key stage 2 maths is really where the children will start to explore the world of maths in a much more intellectual way. They will start to question why numbers are so important and why they matter. They will go into more depth, learning about decimals, fractions, percentages and using a calculator. They also learn how to do mental maths which can be difficult for some children. This is where imagery and games can really come in to help them learn how to imagine the sums in their head rather than on paper or on a calculator.
KS2 is a crucial stage for children because it will probably let you know whereabouts they will be placed when they move up to secondary school. It is usually at this age you can identify where a child needs more support as they tend to lean more towards maths or english.

For more information on KS1 Maths you can visit - www.education.gov.uk/schools/teachingandlearning/curriculum/primary/b00199044/mathematics

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