Teacher support for Maths
Hamilton has a range of additional reference and advice materials for Maths.
New Curriculum Maths Support
Example Calculation Policy
Addition and Subtraction Methods
Multiplication and Division Methods
Key Skills to Go to the Wall for
Maths Challenges KS1 (answers)
Maths Challenges LKS2 (answers)
Maths Challenges UKS2 (answers)
Hamilton Education sells hard copy teaching resources that support Hamilton plans at very low cost. Group Readers, phonics books, number lines and 'Five Minute Fillers' can help you teach literacy and numeracy skills in your classroom.
Hamilton's Y6 maths plans cover all of the statutory objectives of the National Curriculum for England for Year 6.
The Coverage Chart shows you where. The Medium Term Plan lists each week's teaching focus, activities, starter and National Curriculum outcomes cross-referenced to the Hamilton Assessment Plan. There are problem-solving investigations linked to each week’s teaching available in the left hand navigation bar. The Resource List provides a comprehensive list of physical resources suggested by the Hamilton plans. The Outcomes Sheet allows you to record quick day-to-day judgements about children's mastery of objectives in the back of their maths books. Answers to exercises appear at the end of each week's resources document.
This chart will help you if you are trying to use Hamilton Maths Plans and also teach in Blocks. This is an interim stage for Hamilton, as for next year we shall have a completely new flexible planning tool which will enable you to create your own blocks. Meantime, please look at the document carefully - it is three pages not one!
Know what each digit represents in 7-digit numbers. Use place value to add and subtract. Compare numbers up to 10 million. Place 7-digit numbers on number lines and round to the nearest 10,000, 100,000 or 1,000,000. Use negative numbers in context of temperature, calculate rises and falls in temperature. Calculate intervals across zero.
Add and subtract near multiples of integers including decimals (e.g. +/- 0 2.99, 3.02). Use knowledge of the order of operations and brackets to carry out calculations. Solve addition and subtraction multi-step word problems, including finding change. Includes bar model examples.
Use place value to add and subtract numbers with 3 decimal places. Multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000. Round numbers with 3 decimal places to the nearest whole, tenth and hundredth. Use written addition to add numbers with 3 decimal places. Use rounding to estimate totals and round answers to a given level of accuracy.
Plot points and draw polygons in all four quadrants. Work out new co-ordinates after a translation or reflection. Construct and interpret pie charts. Draw a line graph and read intermediate points. Understand and use approximate equivalences between metric units and common imperial units such as inches, pounds and pints.
Solve problems involving rate. Solve problems by scaling up or down. Multiply and divide numbers with up to 2dp, e.g. 0.4 × 6, 3.5 ÷ 7, 5 × 0.03, 0.15 ÷ 3. Use long multiplication to multiply 3-digit then 4-digit numbers by numbers between 10 and 35. Use rounding to approximate.
Compare fractions with unrelated denominators using equivalence. Know decimal equivalents for halves, quarters, fifths, eighths, tenths and hundredths. Recognise equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages. Find percentages of amounts. Use mental division strategies to find non-unit fractions of amounts. Calculate and interpret the mean as an average. Includes bar model examples.
Understand and use simple formulae. Express missing number problems algebraically. Find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknowns. Generate and describe linear number sequences. Includes bar model examples.
Multiply pairs of fractions together. Divide fractions by whole numbers. Use long division to divide 3-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers, dividing any remainders to give fractions, and decimals where equivalents are known.
Find the area of triangles and parallelograms, beginning to use formulae. Find areas and perimeters of rectilinear shapes. Recognise that shapes with the same areas can have different perimeters and vice versa. Find volumes of cubes and cuboids.
Solve problems involving similar shapes where the scale factor is known or can be found. Find areas of triangles, rectangles and parallelograms. Describe ratios between unequal quantities, e.g. paint, solve ratio problems, e.g. in context of recipes. Solve problems involving unequal quantities. Use fractions and percentages to describe proportions. Includes bar model examples.
Use short multiplication to multiply 4-digit numbers by single-digit numbers. Use short division to divide 4-digit numbers by single-digit numbers, and 11 and 12, divide any remainders to give fractions/decimals/round up or down. Use long multiplication to multiply 3-digit numbers, then 4-digit numbers by numbers between 10 and 35. Use rounding to approximate. Use long division to divide 3-digit numbers, then 4-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers.
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