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Written Calculations Video Support

Written methods and calculations


Below are examples of the key methods we teach at Sussex Road Primary School. Please refer to these videos when supporting your child to ensure the same method is being taught to avoid confusion. 

Column addition

In this video, place value counters are used to help children understand column addition with 2 3-digit numbers. This method is used from Year 3 - 6.

Column subtraction

This video shows how to solve column subtraction using straws. This method is used from Year 3 - 6.

Short division ( bus stop method)

This video shows how to use counters to solve a division question using short division ( the bus stop method). This method is taught from Year 3 - 6