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Year 3's Amazing Maths

We have been learning that it is really important to learn maths in a visual way using equipment.

Year 3 use the following process to help us learn maths: 

Make it - Draw it - Write the calculation - Explain it.

In the photos we were learning how to divide 2 digit numbers (such as 36, 28, 42) by a 1 digit number. 

We investigated using a variety of different equipment to help deepen our understanding of the processes of division.  Next we drew the sum as a visual representation of the equipment we had been using.  Then we wrote the sums out as calculations using formal written methods.   As a final challenge we had to explain our work to others.  Verbally having to explain calculations can also help children to deepen and explore their own understanding.