Who else wants their child to be lightening fast at mental maths? – Part 2


Previously on Maths Insider

In the Introduction, I wrote about how despite your child having had a formal education for 2, 5 or even 10 years, there may come a point where you realise that they have weaknesses in their Mental Maths skills.

In Part 1, I showed you how to work out where their weak point is.

In this video, I’ll show you a great website for generating arithmetic worksheets and the method to use to get the maximum benefit from them.

A summary of the video is given below:

Video Summary

  • The site makes worksheets with a maximum  number of 20 questions each time but additional questions can be generated by returning to the set up page and  pressing “create it” again.
  • I suggest a minimum of 40 questions and a maximum of 200 per session.
  • When your child can answer 20 questions per minute they can move on.
  • An example, move from +1’s to +2’s then to +1’s and +2’s, so they are revising before moving on to +3’s. From +3’s revise  +1’s,+2’s and +3,s before moving to +4’s
  • Depending on the starting point it can take 4 to 6 months of daily practice to achieve mental maths fluency.

Another great resource for math worksheets are the Fun math workbooks from Education.com
Have you tried this method? Share your experiences of daily mental maths practice in the comments below.