Teaching KS2 Maths: A Guide For Primary School Teachers and Maths Subject Leaders

Teaching KS2 Maths can be a daunting proposition for any teacher, let alone one who lacks confidence in maths or perhaps isn’t familiar with the new mastery approach to mathematics teaching.

At Third Space we specialise in training tutors to teach the primary maths national curriculum in our online maths interventions. We have spent years developing a programme that supports both teacher and pupil success. However we understand that, unlike our tutors, most primary school teachers are not maths specialists, and we don’t believe this should prevent you from being able to explain, teach, and support your pupils’ learning of the KS2 maths curriculum.

Here, we’ve combined the expertise we’ve developed with that of leading primary school teachers working in schools like yours every day. The result is an extensive series of guides, resources and activities to support you in your teaching of Key Stage 2 maths.

Topics from the KS2 maths programme of study

The KS2 maths curriculum is broken down into the main topics that pupils learn across their years at school.

  • Number & place value
  • Addition & subtraction
  • Multiplication & division
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Measurement
  • Geometry (properties of shapes)
  • Geometry (position and direction)
  • Statistics

Teaching Number and Place Value in KS2 Maths

Here’s where we cover what teachers need to know to make every place value lesson count.

Step by step interventions plan for place value in Year 5 and Year 6

Easy place value grid to make at school or at home

Fun place value games for KS1 and KS2

Teaching Addition in KS2 Maths

Step by step teaching addition year 5 and year 6

Teaching addition and subtraction at KS2

KS1 and KS2 Addition and Subtraction Worksheets

 

Teaching Subtraction in KS2 Maths

Step by step teaching subtraction year 5 and year 6

 

Teaching Multiplication in KS2 Maths

Step by step teaching multiplication year 5 and year 6

Teaching multiplication KS2

How to teach the long multiplication method KS2

 

Teaching Times Tables in KS2 and KS1 Maths

Step by step teaching times tables in KS1 and KS2 for instant recall

35 fun times tables games 

Teaching Division In KS2 Maths

Step by step guidance on teaching division year 5 and year 6

The best formal long division method for KS2

Planning a long division lesson in KS2

Teaching division KS2

 

Teaching Fractions in KS2 Maths

Step by step teaching fractions year 5 and year 6

 Teaching fractions KS2

Teaching Decimals in KS2 Maths

Teaching decimals KS2

Teaching Percentages in KS2 Maths

Teaching percentages KS2

Teaching Measurement in KS2 Maths

Guide to area and perimeter KS2

 

Teaching Time in KS2 and KS1 Maths

Step by step teaching telling the time KS1 and KS2

Teaching Geometry in KS2 Maths

 

Teaching Statistics and Data Handling in KS2 Maths

Teaching statistics and data handling at KS2

 

Teaching Algebra in KS2 Maths

Step by step teaching algebra year 5 and year 6

Teaching Ratio and Proportion in KS2 Maths

Teaching ratio KS2

Looking for some fun games to boost pupils’ learning? Here are our top favourite 25 maths games you can do at home as well as games for different ages collected here:
KS1 maths games
KS2 maths games
KS3 maths games

 

Do you have pupils who need extra support in maths?
Every week Third Space Learning’s maths specialist tutors support thousands of pupils across hundreds of schools with weekly online 1-to-1 lessons and maths interventions designed to plug gaps and boost progress.

Since 2013 we’ve helped over 80,000 primary and secondary school pupils become more confident, able mathematicians. Learn more or request a personalised quote for your school to speak to us about your school’s needs and how we can help.

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Sophie Bessemer
Sophie Bessemer
Third Space Learning
Content Team
An education publisher, content editor and primary school governor, Sophie works at Third Space producing resources and sharing best practice
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