Mental Maths Progression Document

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Mental Maths Progression Document

This guidance aims to give teachers guidance linked to the progression in teaching and learning of   mental calculations from EY to year 6.


The aim is that by the end of Key Stage 2, children should be able to use an efficient method for each operation confidently and with understanding. It is encouraged that children recognise how and when to use mental methods to work out a calculation.

For calculations that they cannot do in their heads they choose an appropriate written method which they can useaccurately and with confidence (refer to written calculation policy