Children in this age group will be working on perfecting earlier skills while beginning to be introduced to ideas they will encounter in secondary school.  If your child is still struggling with heir times tables by now then the issue will need to be dealt with urgently.
 
Children aged 11-12 usually can:
 
  • Begin to comprehend complex algorithms with numbers up to one million.
  • Use a calculator for efficiency and to relieve the load on their working memory.
  • Recite their times tables and can use this knowledge to multiply three digit numbers by two digit numbers such as 700 x 50.
  • Place decimals and fractions on number lines and can understand generally the idea of positive and negative numbers.
  • Recognise new terms such as prime, factor and multiples.
  • Use a range of strategies for division, both short and long.
  • Understand how to use decimals, ratios and percentages to find equivalent amounts. For instance, ¾ =9/12= 0.75
  • Understand equivalent forms of fractions, for instance, your child will understand that ½= 0.5.
 
Read more about mathematical milestones for children aged 5-6, 7-8 and 9-10

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