Your child at this age will be focused on developing their knowledge of bigger full numbers as well as fractions. It is at this age that children are learning algorithms as well as their times tables.

Children aged 9-10 usually can:

• Add and subtract up to four digit numbers. They can count as far as 10,000 and order four digit numbers in both descending and ascending order.

• Recite and know by heart up as far as their 10 x 10 times tables. Times tables help children solve problems almost automatically. Children need support in order to achieve this goal.

• Understand when to estimate and when to calculate an exact answer.

• Use formal algorithms.

• Understand percentages and are able to place them on a number line and know that a percentage is less than a whole. 

• Add and subtract numbers which include decimals to two places e.g. 3.25 + 1.75.
Read more about mathematical milestones for 11-12 year olds here.



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