Maths is a crucial aspect of a child’s education, however unlike reading and English, it is sometimes not easy to see who you can help.
We hope that some of the resources at the bottom of this page and those in the tabs on the right will help you support your child at home.
Don't forget that there are many ways to engage your child in maths activities around the home and through play:
- Talk about time for example, get them to work out what time you need to leave the house to get to school on time.
- Cooking. Measure ingredients and set the timer together. Get them to work out how much more food will you need if extra people are coming for dinner.
- Talk about the shape and size of objects. Look online for interesting facts, like tallest and shortest people, or biggest and smallest buildings etc.
- When you are sharing food like pizza or cake, ask your child to help you share it equally between the number of people eating.
- Solve maths problems at home. For example, ask them how many apples to buy at the shop and why, or how long will it take you to get to Gran's house if you go to the library on the way.
- Collect information and create a tally chart, for example to find out the family’s favourite animal or fruit etc.
- Make patterns with objects, colouring pencils, paint or Play-Doh, and build structures with Lego or boxes.
What skills are we practising?
- Handling data
- Problem solving and reasoning
Please find links below to documents you may find useful in helping your child at home with their Maths Learning.
Don't forget you can log into Education or Mathletics at anytime for your child to practise their Maths skills!