Written Calculations

There are often many ways of doing a written calculation for the four number operations.  We encourage all children to try to use a mental methods where appropriate, but sometimes they will need to use a written method.

We often get parents asking why we don't use certain methods that they used at school, it is not we do not use them - we will only use a method when a child is secure of a different method before moving to an abstract written calculation.

Use the links to watch a video on the progression of written calculations through school.

(If the video fails to load on a phone or iPad, hold down the link and click 'Download linked file')

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Sherwood Primary School, Sherwood Way, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9GA

Mrs J Maddock | Tel: 01772 719093 | Email: admin@sherwood.lancs.sch.uk