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Primary Topics

Wondering what topics we cover in our primary boxes?

Tutor In A Box is carefully aligned to the national curriculum – which is the standard set by government determining what subject and content is taught. All our boxes are designed with the syllabus in mind, meaning they are designed to aid teaching and learning for students. Each box cover the main topics so that over the course of 12 months, all topics are covered in line with the curriculum.

PLACE VALUE

What is the tens column, and how is it different to the hundreds column? We'll explain the value of different digits and how they make up numbers!

MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION

Long division a little scary? After using this, you'll be able to understand and ace any multiplication or division question!

ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION

Can you subtract two numbers? What happens if the first number is smaller than the second? We'll explain the column method as well as negative numbers!

FRACTIONS

Here we cover the all important terminology - what denominators, numerators and KFC means (and it's not Kentucky Fried Chicken)! We show you how to divide, multiply, add and subtract fractions; before the final step of converting mixed numbers to improper fractions (and back again)!

MEASUREMENT

Wondering what cm means on a ruler? We cover how we measure things - and look at length, weight and capacity of objects.

TIME

Confused about the numbers on a clock? Here we cover how to tell the time, how to know whether it's quarter past or quarter to and work out the difference in time.

SHAPE

Is a 2D shape something you can stack or something you can roll? You'll learn all about different types of shapes - such as how many vertices it has, or if it has any lines of symmetry.

MONEY

Knowing whether 100 pence of 100 pounds is worth more is a useful thing! We cover changing amounts from pence to pounds as well as playing with all the different coins!