Help your child with maths

Help Your Child with Maths

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

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

These are calculations that look like this:

Helping with Maths (HTU - HTU)

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: Notice how Rosie uses the same steps to solve the calculation even when the numbers look more difficult.

2. Try

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

Top tip: Rosie reminds you to you record each step so that you don’t lose your place as work through the calculation.

3. Practise

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

Top tip: Have you noticed how Rosie always starts in the Units column when she is solving subtraction calculations?

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: Remember, that when you solve subtraction calculations the larger number always goes in the top row.

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: Well done, you have mastered this skill. I think you deserve a treat!