Supporting your child with maths can sometimes be a bit tricky. Methods that teachers are using in the classroom now can look very different to they way we parents learnt maths when we were at school. Sometimes parents worry that they may confuse their child if they try to teach their child at home especially if they are aware that teaching methods have changed. Being willing to have a go with a positive attitude is the first step! It’s not unusual to hear parents say, ” Oh, I was hopeless at maths when I was at school.” Perhaps the methods that were used to teach us when we were young just simply didn’t help us understand as well as they could have. Perhaps we had the potential to be good at maths but that potential never came to full fruition leaving many of us feeling like we never really got there in the end. With our child at school we have a chance to revisit maths through their experiences and many parents tell me that they are surprised at how when listening to their child and working alongside them, they finally get it all these years later.
If you are interested in being involved with your own child’s mathematical journey and perhaps revisiting the things that you loved or never really grasped, then you might like to look at the website below. Simple copy and paste into your browser. It has a wealth of ideas and videos, games and activities for you to explore as parents and with your child.
Good luck everyone! Have a happy and restful half term break.