The key thing about helping your child with maths is to be positive!
- 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.
The Government published a new primary maths curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2 which started in September 2014. It has raised the expectations in all year groups. Below are some useful documents which outline the new expectations and offer guidance to support your child’s learning at home.