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Using Maths at Home 2


Activities that promote learning maths

  • Automaths
  • Base Ten Count
  • Number Cruncher
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Challenger (all)

Use solid objects to help children "see" maths:

Make available a range of things around the home - buttons, ice cream sticks, lengths of string, blocks, containers etc - for children to use when solving homework problems.

Involve kids in real life maths

Cooking, weighing family members or food, scoring, calculating trip times, estimating quantities and counting money are all 'real life' maths which can be taught in any home. It does take longer to involve our children in the things we do, but the benefits of showing them the relevance of maths will be worth it in the long run.

Check out methods taught at school:

Yes, they will be different, but that's no reason to be scared of it. Take the time to find out how the teacher teaches maths and why they teach it that way - different countries and even states, have different approaches. If you know what's going on at school, when your child has a problem, then you can help them without any confusion.

This information has been sourced from the book "Parents, Teachers, Partners" by Barry Dwyer.

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