A note on home learning..

There are many real life maths applications you can use at home! Please enjoy some real life maths found in cooking, measuring, budgeting, calculating change, telling time and so much more!

 

In our work at Mfacts Studio, we are big believers in focusing in on key Number concepts and skills, which must be mastered at each stage in order to form a solid foundation for all maths.

 

Therefore, the following suggested activities are specific for each Year Level and give you certain key number skills that you can keep practising at home. You don’t need to be a teacher to do these!

 

These are Year Level specific, easy to action and they’ll help your child keep working on their key Number skills suitable for their age group. They give you an idea what’s appropriate for your child’s Year Level at school. We understand that every child is different however, so please be aware of that. Also be aware you do not need to know or cover all the curriculum by any means, but simple activities pitched at the right level with a positive tone can make a big difference. 

 

The tasks listed are those which can be done at home, within reason and are not onerous but will however make a good impact on keeping your child working on and enjoying their number work.

 

Feel free to be in touch with any questions, happy to help!

Kind Regards

Justine

Home Learning Ideas

Prep/Foundation

Practise counting forwards by 1s from various starting points-

Start at 8 and stop at 17

Start at 16 and stop at 28

Start at 26 and stop at 39

Try a challenge! Judge what number range is right for your child.

 

Practise counting backwards by 1s from various starting points-

Start at 10 and stop at 0

Start at 16 and stop at 8

Start at 23 and stop at 12

Try a challenge! Judge what number range is right for your child.

 

Your child can write out these sequences, or say them aloud.

 

You could write them on a ladder template!

 

Printable Task- Count by 1s forwards to 20

Printable Task - Count forwards and backwards by 1s

 

Practise partitions of 10 (i.e. the combinations that make 10; 9 and 1, 8 and 2, 7 and 3 etc)

Printable Task

 

Count collections. Get a large (more than 20) collection of counters or buttons or small toys. Ask your child to count them, making sure they move each counted item to a different pile to keep organised (and avoid double counting). You could ask your child to write the final number down, as practise for writing numbers.

 

Practise forming numerals (writing numerals).

Printable Task 

 

Do some simple addition tasks

Printable Task 

 

Suggested apps to download:

Tens Frame Fill

Line ‘Em Up

*(please disregard grade level listed on some of these worksheets- some of the sites are American)

Year 1

Practise counting forwards by 1s from various starting points-

Start at 18 and stop at 27

Start at 46 and stop at 58

Start at 89 and stop at 109

Try a challenge! Judge what number range is right for your child.

 

Practise counting backwards by 1s from various starting points-

Start at 22 and stop at 8

Start at 33 and stop at 25

Start at 53 and stop at 42

Try a challenge! Judge what number range is right for your child.

 

Your child can write out these counting sequences, or say them aloud.

 

You could write them on a ladder template!

 

Do some simple addition tasks

Printable Task 

 

Subtraction or Take Away

Printable Task

 

Skip count by

2s

10s

5s

Do this by first using a Hundred Chart and colours to highlight the sequences (use a different colour to count by 2s, then 5s then 10s)

Hundred Chart Printable

 

Skip Count by 2s Printable Task 

Skip Count by 5s Printable Task 

 

Suggested apps to download:

Tens Frame Fill

Line ‘Em Up

*(please disregard grade level listed on some of these worksheets- some of the sites are American)

Year 2

Practise counting forwards by 1s from various starting points-

Start at 89 and stop at 109

Start at 98 and stop at 115

Start at 108 and stop at 120

Start at 276 and stop at 301

Try a challenge! Judge what number range is right for your child.

 

Practise counting backwards by 1s from various starting points-

Start at 33 and stop at 25

Start at 53 and stop at 42

Start at 83 and stop at 71

Start at 123 and stop at 108

Try a challenge! Judge what number range is right for your child.

 

Your child can write out these counting sequences, or say them aloud.

 

You could write them on a ladder template!

 

Practise addition tasks

Printable Task 

 

Subtraction or Take Away

Printable Task

 

Skip count by

2s

10s

5s

3s

Do this by first using a Hundred Chart and colours to highlight the sequence of counting by each number (use a different colour to count by 2s, then 5s then 10s)

Hundred Chart Printable

 

Skip Count by 2s Printable Task 

Skip Count by 5s Printable Task 

Skip Count by 3s Printable Task 

Free online game for skip counting:

Balloon Pop Math

 

Suggested apps to download:

Tens Frame Fill

Line ‘Em Up

Quick Maths

*(please disregard grade level listed on some of these worksheets- some of the sites are American)

Year 3

Addition

Printable Task

 

Subtraction

Printable Task

 

Multiplication

Meaning of Multiplication Task 

 

Multiplication

Multiplication facts for 2s and 3s (2X and 3X) Printable Task 

 

Mfacts121.com:  sign up for your own account so your child can learn multiplication and division facts in a systematic way (Use code: STUDIO for 10% discount). You may already have membership that you have purchased or through your school.

 

OR have your child view our free videos explaining some multiplication strategies:

 

3X Video: explaining a strategy for solving the threes multiplication facts

Making Connections video: when you know one fact, it can help you swiftly calculate other facts

Watch one video at a time and complete the small task at the end.

 

Skip counting

It’s a good time to practise counting by 3s, 4s, or 6s

Skip Count by 3s Printable Task 

Skip count by 4s printable task 

 

Although NAPLAN has now been cancelled for 2020, these are well presented tasks that cover off various areas of maths learning for Year 3. I like the layout because they are not onerous or daunting. You can just do one set at a time, such as one per week to keep it positive!

Year 3 Tasks

 

Suggested apps to download:

Quick Maths

DoodleTables: Times Tables

*(please disregard grade level listed on some of these worksheets- some of the sites are American)

Year 4

Addition

Printable Task

 

Subtraction

Printable Task

 

Multiplication

Printable Task Multiplication Facts

 

Mfacts121.com:  sign up for your own account so your child can learn multiplication and division facts in a systematic way (Use code: STUDIO for 10% discount). You may already have membership that you have purchased or through your school.

 

OR have your child view our free videos explaining some multiplication strategies:

 

3X Video: explaining a strategy for solving the threes multiplication facts

Making Connections video: when you know one fact, it can help you swiftly calculate other facts

 

Skip counting

It’s a good time to practise counting by  4s, 6s, 7s

Make a list!

Skip count by 4s printable task 

 

Division

Division Printable task 

 

Suggested apps to download:

Quick Maths

DoodleTables: Times Tables

Free online multiplication practise

Grand Prix Multiplication 

*(please disregard grade level listed on some of these worksheets- some of the sites are American)

Year 5

Addition

Printable Task

 

Subtraction

Printable Task 

 

Multiplication Facts: Printable task *please disregard grade level listed

6s Multiplication Facts (6 times tables) Printable Task

 

Mfacts121.com:  sign up for your own account so your child can learn multiplication and division facts in a systematic way (Use code: STUDIO for 10% discount). You may already have membership that you have purchased or through your school.

 

OR have your child view our free videos explaining some multiplication strategies:

 

Making Connections video: when you know one fact, it can help you swiftly calculate other facts

5X Video: explaining a strategy for solving the fives multiplication facts

Watch one video each day and do the small task at the end!

 

Skip Counting

A good time to practise counting by 4s, 5s, 6s, 7s, 8s, 9s, 10s

Printable task

 

Division

Division #2

 

Although NAPLAN has now been cancelled for 2020, these are well presented tasks that cover off various areas of maths learning for Year 5. I like the layout because they are not onerous or daunting. You can just do one at a time such as one per week to keep it positive!

Year 5 Tasks

 

Suggested apps to download:

Quick Maths

DoodleTables: Times Tables

Free online multiplication practise

Grand Prix Multiplication 

Free online division practise

Division Derby 

*(please disregard grade level listed on some of these worksheets- some of the sites are American)

Year 6

Addition

Printable Task 

 

Subtraction with decimals. Use the same algorithm for when we subtract whole numbers!

Printable Task 

 

Multiplication Facts: Printable task 

6s Multiplication Facts (6 times tables) Printable Task *please disregard grade level listed

 

Mfacts121.com:  sign up for your own account so your child can learn multiplication and division facts in a systematic way (Use code: STUDIO for 10% discount). You may already have membership that you have purchased or through your school.

 

OR have your child view our free videos explaining some multiplication strategies:

 

Making Connections video: when you know one fact, it can help you swiftly calculate other facts

5X Video: explaining a strategy for solving the fives multiplication facts

Watch one video each day and do the small task at the end!

 

Skip Counting / Multiples

A good time to practise counting by 4s, 5s, 6s, 7s, 8s, 9s, 10s

Printable task

 

Factors

Practise finding the factors of a number (very important skill and an easier one to work on at home). Factors are whole numbers that divides exactly into another number e.g. all factors of 10 are: 1, 10, 2, 5

Finding Factors Printable Task 

 

Fractions

Try this activity to build understanding. Help your child think logically about these questions rather than give them an ‘algorithm’ to solve these with,

E.g. 6 - ⅓ = 

...Think if we take away one third, we will not have 6 wholes anymore. We will have less than 6 wholes. We will have 5 wholes and a bit. The ‘bit’ will be the ⅔ that are left after we take the ⅓ away.

Fractions Printable Task 

 

Suggested apps to download:

Quick Maths

Free online multiplication practise

Grand Prix Multiplication 

Free online division practise

Division Derby 

*(please disregard grade level listed on some of these worksheets- some of the sites are American)

The free websites used in the home learning list above are:

https://www.k5learning.com/

https://www.math-aids.com/

 

As well as our own online program for Year 3-6 to learn multiplication and division facts:

https://mfacts121.com/

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