Everybody learns their times tables and is expected to know them reasonably well, but when it comes to addition and subtraction the same expectation is not there. Therefore most children cannot instantly tell you the answers to the most simple sums and this makes learning more advanced maths more difficult.

So, though children have to use basic numbers to add they do not know the answers to these sums and instead have to calculate the answers.

These simple sums are the building blocks of mathematics and when learned will totally transform children's ability in maths.

Let us give you an example of what we mean.

If you ask a child 'What is 6 + 9? the child will not instantly know the answer.

A child working out 6 + 9 will therefore often go through the procedure of adding 1 to 9 to get 10, and then add 5 to 10 to eventually get to the answer of 15.

The child works out the right answer, but it takes a lot of effort, is very slow and this slow speed does not get any quicker with time because the next time they need to find the answer they have to make the same calculation.

What your child needs is to learn the sums so that they get Instant Answers.

Your child needs an Instant Answers Method so that they know the answers without having to calculate them.