Visual Supports

The visual representations provided below support children's conceptual understanding of number. The most appropriate visual supports can be chosen to match the specific concepts being learnt.

Calculation Flipbooks allow children to see written methods for calculation modelled step-by-step. By clicking through the pages, each new step of a calculation is shown.

Short Multiplication24 x 637 x 5426 x 4342 x 7
Long Multiplication56 x 37124 x 26309 x 344275 x 42
Short Division98 / 774 / 3267 / 5751 / 6
Long Division524 / 16432 / 154862 / 347343 / 14

The video below shows the calculation flipbooks being used:


Calculation Flipbooks from I See Maths on Vimeo.

Coloured 100-squares help children to count in 2s, 5s or recognise the size of numbers.

Base-5/10 Number Tracks help children to recognise the size of numbers around the sub-base 5.

Number Rack is an adjustable online abacus with base-5 colouring, helping children to instantly recognise quantities. 

Fractions Cards shows how to make a set of fraction cards from A4 coloured card.

Visual Representations Map outlines how images and resources can be used to build understanding in Reception-Y6.

Big Ideas of Mathematics outlines the key concepts and ideas that can be explored in each curriculum strand for Y1-Y6.

Varied Questioning shows different techniques for varying the form of questions and tasks.