Age seven is a pivotal time in maths for young learners - with two years of primary school maths under their belts, they’re about to take on some tricky and important Key stage 2 concepts.

# Building strong foundations in maths

We don't think about foundations because they're invisible. They were put in place early on, then built over with something splendid. Foundations in maths are just like building foundations - important.

# Reverse engineering success in maths

It's hard to look into the future to predict success in maths but there's much to learn from the past. This article looks at the key connections between early learning and future success at maths.

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Counting is easily taken for granted but there's a lot of fascinating research into how we learn to count and there's more to it than you may think. We look at some of the theories and the key steps in this fascinating journey.

# A parents' guide to visual learning in maths

A "visual model" can be as simple as a using the slices of a cake to represent fractions, but they can explain some pretty complex ideas in advanced maths too. This article explores a few of the visual models we use in primary maths.

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# Multiplication - the half and double method

The half and double method - a handy tool to make multiplication a little easier.

# Rescued by my mother - a maths professor's story

An inspiring story of how one mother's help transformed a young man's performance at maths. Spoiler - that young man is now a maths professor!