There are many ways that parents can support their child in maths. The first, and indeed the most important way, is to talk positively about the subject, whatever your own experiences of school maths may have been. We are part of a strange culture in the UK where it has become acceptable to admit to ‘not being very good at maths’ and sadly this negativity is passed on to children.
Parents of ten indicate that they are willing to support their children in maths, but have concern about whether they are able to do this without confusing their child. They often feel that they methods and language used today is different from when they were at school. This booklet has been written in response to these concerns and aims to give an insight into the calculation methods taught in school today. We will also be holding parent workshops in school to familiarise parents with these methods.
A section has been included to provide ideas of where parent can support their children in learning the maths of everyday life. We feel that it is particularly valuable for children to realise where their maths learning relates to real life and parents have an important part to play in this learning.
This information is not intended as a substitute for communication with your child’s teacher. Please feel free to contact me or child’s teacher should you require any further help.
Please click here to view to Maths Handbook.
Mrs S Brown
Leader in Maths