Key Instant Recall Facts for Mathematics (KIRFs)
Very grateful to Michael Tidd (@MichaelT1979) for this post.
I have used KIRFs in my school for just over a year – I will be adding my personal experience of their use and impact to this post very soon.
I think they are excellent!
Watch This Space!
I am a massive fan of drilling and practice for children who need to learn number facts. And the reality is that that’s all children. Whether it’s the earliest number bonds, or the prime numbers, the new curriculum is very clear that fluency in these areas underpins much of what else is done in mathematics – and it’s right to do so, in my opinion.
I was, consequently, thrilled when the documents below were sent to me by Jo Harbour (@joharbour) of Mayfield Primary School. As a maths subject leader she has taken the time to set out a programme of teaching and learning to secure those essential number facts that runs from Year 1 through to Year 6. Beginning with the basic number bonds to 6, and developing to the knowledge of equivalent fractions and decimals by the end of KS2…
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Posted on 21/09/2014, in T&L and tagged classroom, education, EYFS, impact, kirfs, KS1, KS2, learning, mathematics, maths, mental, primary, pupils, school, skills, standards, Teachers, teaching. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.