Everyone can learn maths for everyday life
As a parent/carer, you give your child their first experience of maths. .
Even if you yourself don't feel confident with maths, you can still make a huge difference to your child's numeracy confidence and ability.
Please use the link below to read our Calculation Policy. This policy focuses on written calculations in mathematics. We recognise the importance of the mental strategies and the other domains (number, ratio and proportion, Algebra, Measurement, Geometry and statistics), however this policy is solely for calculations.
- Be positive about maths! Never say things like ‘I can’t do maths’ or ‘I hated maths at school’... your child might start to think like that themselves...
- Point out the maths in everyday life. Include your child in activities involving maths such as using money, cooking and travelling.
- Praise your child for effort rather than talent - this shows them that by working hard they can always improve.
Use the videos located in 'maths links' to support your child at home. These videos demonstrate using practical equipment and the appropriate language to use when discussing calculations. KS2 videos show progression for each operation rather than a video for each specific year group.
Maths language can sometimes seem like a foreign language. Use Oxford Owl's Jargon Buster to check what new words mean: