Supporting learning at home

“Parents are a child’s first and most enduring educators, and their influence cannot be overestimated.”

Review of Mathematics teaching in Early Years Settings and Primary Schools, Sir Peter Williams 2008

Have a look at the new Parents page to see ideas and resources for helping parents and families support numeracy at home!

This research shows just how vital it is to work together in promoting positive attitudes towards numeracy and maths for our children’s future:

“Good numeracy is the best protection against unemployment, low wages and poor health” (Andreas Schleicher, OECD, 2013).

I particularly love these Top Tips for parents, which I think could apply for everyone involved in a child’s life!

Top tips for parents

  • 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 numbers and measuring – activities such as shopping, cooking and travelling.
  • Praise your child for effort rather than talent. This shows them that by working hard they can always improve.

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