# Mental Maths

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Using timed tests or ‘shoot-out’ activities is not the way to teach mental maths. This type of activity is focused on the recall and memorization of facts and not on building a range of strategies to call upon when solving mental computation.

Research from Prof. Jo Boaler proves that these types of programs are causing more harm than good to students; sadly they are also responsible for students suffering from math anxiety. It’s time to stop using them and start teaching your kids the strategies to solve math problems mentally.

When you take the time to teach students a variety of mental math strategies,  you are equipping them with the skills and confidence to solve more complex math problems in the future.

They will also make math sessions enjoyable, exciting and fun for all your learners!

## Mental Maths Strategies

The purpose of Mental Math teaching programs is not speed, and there is no evidence that links speed to higher achievement levels.

Instead, mental math programs need to Teach:

• Students a wide range of mental strategies to solve addition, subtraction, multiplication & division math problems. Before memorizing facts.
• Which strategy to select to solve a problem efficiently.
• Good number sense understanding so that students can judge the reasonableness of their answers

After the teaching strategies then programs can focus on:

• Practising and applying strategies
• Building flexibility, fluency and automaticity to solve problems mentally.

Use these Hands-on Teaching Resources to help teach a wide range of mental math strategies.

Related Resources: Daily Number Sense Activities Every Teacher Needs To Know

## Partitioning Strategy Activities

#### Mental Maths Strategies Activities - Split / Partitioning 2 Digit Numbers

Year 1 - Year 6 - Mental Maths Strategies - PDF

#### Mental Maths Strategies Activities - Split / Partitioning Decimals

Year 4 - Year 6 - Mental Maths Strategies - PDF

#### Mental Maths Strategies Posters - Split / Partitioning 2 Digit Numbers

Year 1 - Year 6 - Mental Maths Strategies - PDF

#### Mental Maths Strategies Posters - Split / Partitioning Decimals 1DP

Year 4 - Year 6 - Mental Maths Strategies - PDF

#### Mental Maths Strategies Posters - Split / Partitioning Decimals 2DP

Year 4 - Year 6 - Mental Maths Strategies - PDF

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