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DBCPS Maths Videos

Welcome to our online maths learning videos.  These videos have been made by our fantastic pupils to help other children, and parents, to understand the written methods we teach at our school.  For each section there is a small introduction where we explain how the methods progress as children move through our school.

Addition Videos

In these videos you will see how written methods for addition progress throughout primary school.  Children begin Key Stage 1 by using number lines but as they begin to work with larger numbers we introduce the partition column method which reinforces children’s place value knowledge.  Our aim is for all children to be using the efficient compact column method by the end of Key Stage 2.

 Subtraction Videos 

In these videos you will see how written methods for subtraction progress throughout primary school.  Children begin in Key Stage 1 by using number lines and there are two versions we show children depending on the calculation they are doing.  As they begin to work with larger numbers we introduce the partition column method which reinforces children’s place value knowledge.  Our aim is for all children to be using the efficient compact column method by the end of Key Stage 2.

Multiplication Videos

In these videos you will see how written methods for multiplication progress throughout primary school. Children begin in Key Stage 1 by using number lines but as they begin to work with larger numbers we introduce the grid method which many pupils stick with until the end of primary school.  However, many children will be ready the compact column method for multiplying by the end of Key Stage 2.

Division Videos

In these videos you will see how written methods for division progress throughout primary school. Children begin in Key Stage 1 by using number lines but as they begin to work with larger numbers we introduce chunking which is based on children using their times table knowledge.  After that, children begin to use the bus stop method for division at the end of Key Stage 2.