If life is like a box of chocolates, Maths is like a box of tools.
Plenty of people know how to use most tools in a toolbox, but only the experts really know when to use them effectively.
But in early years of education, this can cause problems…
In working with students, we find that more and more are struggling with basic operations questions.
But it’s not the process of adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing that is causing trouble…
It’s knowing which of those operations to choose.
Worded questions (more formally known as application questions) cause countless students difficulty.
Because students know how to use the tools, but not why.
That’s why I’ve put together an easy to use poster for you. All you have to do is download it below, and pin it up somewhere around the house. I suggest the back of the toilet door – after all, what else are kids gonna do while they sit there?!
The poster is a simple guide to the most common scenarios in which each of the four main operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) are necessary.
Which is arguably even more important than actually being able to perform the operations. Especially as technology continues to advance at such great speeds.
Realistically, who doesn’t walk around with a calculator in their pocket anymore? The fact is, learning when and why to use Maths is infinitely more important than how.
Download A Free Poster Designed Specifically For Primary School Students!
This poster is perfect for Primary School students to help them master the four basic operations and when to use them.