Your child aged 11-12 is learning to find and use the best strategy to solve a mathematical problem. She should now be able to use a formal algorithm correctly and be able to understand and match mathematical language to a specific maths problem. 
 
Your child will be able to add numbers with differing numbers of digits, e.g. 64+ 123.
 
Some games to help them on their way include:
  • Card games, such as 21 are great games to play at home as your child will have to add two cards together to find the value, have the option of adding more cards, while ensuring not to go over 21.
  • You could also make your child familiar with household budgets and allow her to use a calculator to find out total figures for savings, money that has been earned and money that has been spent so that they can see how addition works in the real world. 

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