Helping Your Child to Learn Math at Home
This article shares some tips, ideas, links and documents to support parents to help with their childs learning at home.
Firstly try to make maths as much fun as possible - games, puzzles and jigsaws are a great way to start. It's also important to show how we use maths skills in our everyday lives and to involve your child in this.
Identifying problems and solving them can also help your child develop maths skills. If you see him or her puzzling over something, talk about the problem and try to work out the solution together.
Don't shy away from maths if you didn’t like it at school. Try to find new ways to enjoy the subject with your child.
Tips for helping your child to enjoy maths:
- Point out the different shapes to be found around your home.
- Take your child shopping and talk about the quantities of anything you buy.
- Let your child handle money and work out how much things cost.
- Look together for numbers on street signs and car registration plates.
The below outlines some of the strands of mathematics we work through with the children within KS1, with simple at home tasks. Why not give them a try with your child?
See also on our Maths Help page a useful document with fun tasks to try with your child, called 'Help Your Child With Maths'.