Mission Maths!

As children develop their understanding of number and calculations, they move through a carefully-planned progression of strategies and skills. You may find it helpful to look at some models and examples we have prepared below! 

Each one shows the progression of steps in calculations for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.


Children use a range of visual models and concrete materials to build their understanding of mathematical concepts. Written strategies are introduced and these progress to more formal written methods as children become increasingly confident. 

File icon: pdf Addition Progression [pdf 299KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Subtraction Progression [pdf 381KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Multiplication Progression [pdf 284KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Division Progression [pdf 324KB] Click to download