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Maths In Real Life - LCQM

We are very excited to be embarking on the Liverpool Counts Quality Mark (LCQM). The LCQM will help us to:


  • Raise the profile of Numeracy and mathematics
  • Change the culture of thinking around numeracy/mathematics
  • Make real-life connections
  • Show how numeracy/mathematics can affect life choices
  • Make connections between other subject areas
  • Share and celebrate the enjoyment of numeracy/mathematics


Between now and February 2018 we will be holding a number of events to promote real-life maths in school in addition to developing our children’s mathematical skills through our detailed mathematics curriculum.


Real-life maths challenge one:

Tweet a picture of mathematics being used in everyday life. It might be baking cakes, the weight of a new baby brother or sister, washing the car with buckets of water; it could be a number on a registration plate. Let’s see who can find the most creative use of mathematics in everyday life.


Look at our new tab in Key Information for further information.


For more help on supporting your child to see the mathematics in everyday life take a look at:


Times table Challenge


Earlier in the year the children were given a times table challenge card. The challenge has 5 stages as follows:



Count in steps of 2,4,6,8 etc


Recite x table in order 1x2, 2x2,etc


Recite x facts rapidly out of order


Missing number problems 2 x [ ] =16


Derive division facts/ recite division tables


During the final term teachers will be assessing the children’s times tables ready to award certificates at the end of the year. Below is a reminder of the expectations for each year group. To be awarded gold the children must be able to recall their multiplication facts rapidly. To be awarded a certificate your child must have achieved a particular stage for all year group times tables.


Year 1


Year 2

X2, x5, x10

Year 3

X3, x4, x8, x50

Year 4

X6, x7, x9, x11, x12

Year 5

X12, x25

Year 6

X 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.7, 0.8, 0.9