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1 Help your child do well in Maths Mrs Maan, Miss Taylor & Year 6 pupils

2 Maths everywhere Cooking (measurements, capacity, weight) TV time Shopping (best buys/BOGOF) Time Banking/bills Decorating Travelling Moving around Gardening

3 Tips for helping your child to enjoy maths: measuring their height and working out how much they've grown on car journeys - playing number-plate games, adding and subtracting with road signs, thinking about speed by dividing distance by time at the shops - weighing fruit and vegetables, budgeting with pocket money, working out the relative value of products by comparing prices and weight

4 in the kitchen - with weighing and measuring, and temperature and timings making models and origami shapes playing games together– jigsaws, monopoly, top trumps, match attacks cards

5 More general tips.... The more time your children spend practicing their basic maths skills, the sooner they will develop confidence in their abilities. 4x4=16÷4= 5x4=20÷4= 4x5=

6 They will never get a real feeling for maths nor learn more advanced concepts without an understanding of its vocabulary. e.g. subtract, subtraction, take (away), minus, decrease dear, costs more, more/most expensive ascending/descending order numerator/denominator

7 Maths has changed since I attended school Excellent website for parents, covering: - Helping your kids with maths - How teaching has changed - How calculation is taught (the new methods)


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