The idea of the passport is for your child to gain fluency in maths and learn ‘fingertip facts’. Each passport will take several weeks to complete, although this will be different for each child. Maths Passports are a personalised way of learning as the children are challenged in the passport at a level that is appropriate for the level they are working at. They progress at their own speed onto the next stage (continent).
Each child will be given a passport (starting in year 1) with a series of targets set out in continents. These targets get progressively more challenging. The children will develop instant recall skills in all the objectives.
The children are individually assessed weekly (where possible) and receive stamps when they have completed their targets. Once they have completed a continent and are ready to move up to the next one they are rewarded with a special Maths Passport sticker in our celebration assembly on a Friday.
The order of the Maths Passports is:
- Travel Bag
- South Africa
- North America
- South America
- Globe Trotters
How to help at home
We would ask that you spend 10 minutes each day practising your child’s passport skills with them. This could be walking to school, in the car, at teatime, before bed – it doesn’t need to be a sit down, formal time.
There are PDF files to download below of all the continents which include sample questions