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Counting, addition &
subtraction videos

Discover how to help your child learn to count, add and take away with these expert tips.

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What is counting?

Watch this short animation for an introduction to learning to count.

How to help your child to count

Paul Repper goes through his tips on how to support your child's counting at home.

What is composing and decomposing numbers?

Watch this short animation for an introduction to composing and decomposing numbers, including how numbers can be made by joining other numbers or groups together, and how to break numbers down to their component parts.

How to join and
break down numbers

Paul Repper gives his tips for helping your child compose and decompose numbers.

Early maths skills: Addition

Maths expert Kate Robinson explains how children learn to add by using real objects such as counters or blocks, and how you can support this at home.

Early maths skills: Number bonds

Maths expert Kate Robinson explains what number bonds are and suggests ideas for how you can help your child learn this key maths skill at home.

Early maths skills: Subtraction

Maths expert Kate Robinson explains how you can use real life situations to help your child develop their subtraction skills.

Early maths skills: Partitioning

Maths expert Kate Robinson goes through a step-by-step explanation of how partitioning is used to help children learn how to subtract big numbers from each other.

Adding & subtracting negative numbers

Negative numbers can seem confusing, but there are simple ways to explain how they work. Learn about how to add and subtract negative numbers using a number line.

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