# Big Maths

Big Maths Workshop – Parent Presentation

Big Maths is a new way of looking at the Primary Mathematics Curriculum. It is based on 4 simple principles,

First: Counting (children learn to count and to ‘count on’).

Second: Learn Its (children then short -cut this counting by recalling their ‘counting on’ as facts).

Third: It’s Nothing New (children then ‘swap the thing’ to realise that the counting fact, or ‘Learn It’, can be applied to any object, amount or unit of measure).

Fourth: Calculation (the previous 3 phases are combined to provide a calculation structure).

At home you can help your child by revising the Learn Its element. This can be done through flashcards, quizzes and a range of online games such as Topmarks: Hit the button.

Each Primary stage has steps within the Learn Its schedule to learn…

Primary 1

1 + 1 = 2

2 + 2 = 4

5 + 5 = 10

4 + 4 = 8

3 + 3 = 6

2 + 3 = 5

2 + 1 = 3

Count in 10’s up to and back from 100.

Primary 2

4 + 6 = 10

3 + 7 = 10

2 + 8 = 10

1 + 9 = 10

5 + 5 = 10

Count in 5’s up to and back from 50.

9 + 2 = 11

7 + 2 = 9

6 + 2 = 8

5 + 2 = 7

4 + 2 = 6

6 + 3 = 9

5 + 3 = 8

4 + 3 = 7

Doubles

6 + 6 = 12

7 + 7 = 14

8 + 8 = 16

9 + 9 = 18

Count in 2’s up to and back from 20.

Primary 3

9 + 3 = 12

8 + 3 = 11

9 + 4 = 13

8 + 4 = 12

7 + 4 = 11

10 times table

(Say multiples 1-5, Say multiples 1 – 10, Say the full table, Jumbled tables, Fact family)

8 + 9 = 17

8 + 7 = 15

6 + 7 = 13

5 + 6 = 11

5 + 4 = 9

5 times table

(Say multiples 1-5, Say multiples 1 – 10, Say the full table, Jumbled tables, Fact family)

& = 9 = 16

6 + 9 = 15

5 + 9 = 14

5 + 8 = 13

5 + 7 = 12

6 + 8 = 14

2 times table

(Say multiples 1-5, Say multiples 1 – 10, Say the full table, Jumbled tables, Fact family)

Primary 4

3 times table

(Say multiples 1-5, Say multiples 1 – 10, Say the full table, Jumbled tables, Fact family)

4 times table

(Say multiples 1-5, Say multiples 1 – 10, Say the full table, Jumbled tables, Fact family)

8 times table

(Say multiples 1-5, Say multiples 1 – 10, Say the full table, Jumbled tables, Fact family)

Primary 5

THE 6 FACT CHALLENGE

6 x 6 = 36

6 x 7 = 42

7 x 7 = 49

9 x 6 = 54

9 x 7 = 63

9 x 9 =81

6 times table

(Say multiples 1-5, Say multiples 1 – 10, Say the full table, Jumbled tables, Fact family)

7 times table

(Say multiples 1-5, Say multiples 1 – 10, Say the full table, Jumbled tables, Fact family)

9 times table

(Say multiples 1-5, Say multiples 1 – 10, Say the full table, Jumbled tables, Fact family)

11 times table

(Say multiples 1-5, Say multiples 1 – 10, Say the full table, Jumbled tables, Fact family)

12 times table

(Say multiples 1-5, Say multiples 1 – 10, Say the full table, Jumbled tables, Fact family)

Primary 6 and 7

Revision of all of the above.