The understanding progress materials aim to help primary and secondary school teachers develop their conversations with pupils and their parents and carers when talking about what pupils can do at different levels.

The guides respond to requests from schools and parents to provide accessible information on what their child knows and can do, and to understand how they can support their child’s learning at home. The guides are designed to be mediated by teachers with parents.

This guide helps parents and carers understand how children progress in maths at each National Curriculum level. Also included are ideas for what parents can do with their child to support development in maths at home and help them make progress.

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  • What is progress in maths about?
  • How can I help my child’s mathematical development?
  • Working at level 1 in maths
  • Working at level 2 in maths
  • Working at level 3 in maths
  • Working at level 4 in maths
  • Working at level 5 in maths
  • Working at level 6 in maths
  • Working at level 7 in maths
  • Working at level 8 and Exceptional Performance in maths
  • How do I know my child is progressing?
  • What is the National Curriculum?
  • What are key stages?