# Curriculum Guide

By and large UK classroom maths teaching works well. Pupils experience a varied and balanced introduction to mathematics, and receive a healthy mix of whole class learning, practical work and group activities.

However, when it comes to addressing the individual needs of each learner, it can be improved. A teacher's attention will usually be spread over 25 or more classmates, so Komodo is designed to supplement and complement classroom learning in key curriculum areas where extra help is most beneficial.

## The Importance of Mastering Numeracy

Numeracy or arithmetic is Komodo's main focus because academic research has shown that mastering numeracy is the essential foundation for success in maths. You can think of learning maths as ladder, with numeracy skills making the bottom rungs. If the bottom rungs aren't in place it's hard to get any higher and there's a danger of toppling off. Unfortunately this happens when poor numeracy skills become a barrier to understanding new topics, and children lose confidence in their ability.

## The UK Curriculum - Key Stage 1 (Ages 5 to 7)

### Numbers and the number system

• Counting
• Number patterns and sequences
• The number system

### Komodo Levels:

• Numbers - Level 1
• Numbers - Level 2

### Calculations

• Problem solving
• Mental methods

### Komodo Levels:

• Numbers - Level 1
• Numbers - Level 2
• Subtraction - Level 1

### Solving numerical problems

• Number operations
• Communicating
• Reasoning

### Komodo Levels:

• Problems - Level 1
• Numbers - Level 1
• Numbers - Level 2
• Numbers - Level 1
• Numbers - Level 1

### Shape, space and measures

• Understanding properties of shape
• Understanding properties of position and movement
• Understanding measures

Komodo's focus on numeracy will be very useful in shape, space and measures, but we believe these topics are best learned in class through practical activities.

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## The UK Curriculum - Key Stage 2 (Ages 7 to 11)

### Numbers and the number system

• Counting
• Number patterns and sequences
• Integers
• Fractions, percentages and ratio
• Decimals

### Komodo Levels:

• Numbers - Level 3
• Numbers - Level 4
• Fractions - Level 1
• Decimals - Level 1
• Percentages - Level 1

### Calculations

• Number operations and the relationships between them.
• Mental methods
• Written methods
• Solving numerical problems
• Calculator methods

### Komodo Levels:

• Addition- Levels 2,3, & 4
• Subtraction - Levels 2,3, & 4
• Multiplication - Levels 1,2,3, & 4including timetables
• Division - Levels 1 & 2
• Problems - Levels 1 & 2

### Using and applying number

• Problem solving
• Communicating
• Reasoning

### Komodo Levels:

• Problems - Level 2

We'll also send you ideas for improving your child's problem solving and communication skills.

### Shape, space and measures

• Understanding properties of shape
• Understanding properties of position and movement
• Understanding measures

Komodo's focus on numeracy will be very useful in shape, space and measures, but we believe these topics are best learned in class through practical activities.

### Using and applying handling data

• Data Processing, representing and interpreting data
• Data Problem solving, Communicating, Reasoning

Komodo's focus on numeracy will be very useful in data handling, but we believe these topics are best learned in class through practical activities.

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