Help your child with maths

Help Your Child with Maths

Helping Your Child with Hundreds, Tens and Units (HTU) – Tens and Units (TU)

All the resources on this page focus on Hundreds, Tens and Units subtract Tens and Units.

These are calculations that look like this:

Helping with Maths (HTU - TU)

Work through these five steps, encouraging your child to explain to you what they see happening. This helps your child to understand the process and avoids them just getting the answer right by following a ‘recipe’. Short, frequent practise helps too, so you might consider spending 15 minutes each day for a week, working through one step at a time.

1. Watch

Watch Rosie complete this calculation.

Top tip: See if you can spot Rosie adding a zero to the bottom number to make it clear that it has no Hundreds.

2. Try

Try completing this calculation for yourself and then watch how Rosie does it to see how you got on.

Top tip: Pay special attention when Rosie shows you that 10 Tens is the same as one Hundred block.

3. Practise

Practise completing this calculation for yourself and then watch how Rosie does it to see how you got on.

Top tip: Rosie has added another column for the Hundreds now that she is working with 3-digits instead of 2-digits.

4. Build Confidence

Build confidence by completing these two work cards that Rosie made for you. She thinks that you have nearly mastered this skill, so she called them ‘Nearly There’ cards.

Top tip: Use the cut out Hundred blocks, Tens rods and Unit cubes if you need help.

5. Celebrating success

Celebrate success by completing these final calculations. Rosie says that when you really understand how to do something the ‘penny has dropped’, so this is your ‘Penny Drop’ card.

Top tip: Take your time, it is more important to understand than to finish quickly.