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Calculation Policies

To further help parents to support their children at home, we have developed aset of 'How to...' calculation videos. Each video was created by a pupil in school, who explained how to use the different elements of the calculation policy to solve a problem.


Each operation has three separate videos:

Concrete: this is where the children use apparatus (manipulatives) or objects to work out an answer, such as numicon, base ten or counters.

Pictorial: this is where the children use images which look like the apparatus to help them - such as sticks and dots for base ten.

Abstract: this is the formal method, such as column method for addition or the 'bus stop' method for division.


To see these videos, please follow this link: https://www.westhouses.derbyshire.sch.uk/maths-calculations/