# Helping your child with Maths

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In Year 1

Number Formation Help your child practise writing numbers. Start with 1 to 9, focusing on getting the numbers the right way around. The numbers below have a dot to show you where to start and an arrow to show the direction to form the number in. Try asking your child to write the numbers in random order. Once your child can confidently write these numbers the correct way around, move to 10 and beyond.

25 47 61 89 93 47 More advanced number work
Make some 2 digit number cards. Ask your child to read the number. How many tens are in the number? How many units? Can your child write the 2 digit number? Ask your child to put the numbers in order, from smallest to biggest. 25 47 61 89 93 47 40 (4 tens) 7 (7 units) Other ideas as an alternative to number cards:

Doubling Introduce your child to doubling numbers by using 2 sets of objects of the same size: Double 3 equals = 6. Start with numbers up to 5 and then progress to numbers up to 10. The aim is for your child to be able to recall doubles up to double 10 instantly. This requires lots of practice. Near doubles When your child can double numbers up to 10, move on to near doubles, e.g Double 7 is 14. We then need to subtract 1, because we are finding Sharing Give your child some pebbles/buttons/grapes etc. and ask them to share them fairly between 2 teddies, so it is fair and both teddies get the same amount. When your child can share between 2 teddies, move on to sharing fairly between 3, 4 and then 5 teddies.

2D Shape Talk about the different shapes around the home and when you are out walking. (Circle/square/triangle/rectangle/pentagon/hexagon/octagon.) 3D Shape Ask your child what a 3D shape is. It is one which you can hold in your hand. 2D shapes are flat. Look for 3D shapes everywhere you go. You could take photographs and make a 3D shape book. The most common 3D shapes are shown below: cube cuboid sphere cylinder cone triangular prism

Time In year 1 we focus on o’ clock and half past times. Once your child has mastered this, move on to quarter to the hour and quarter past the hour. Capacity Select 3 different size and shape containers – mugs/bottles/glasses etc. Ask your child which one they think holds the most water. Test this by seeing how many times you have to fill that container to fill a saucepan. You could record your results in a table. Container How many to fill the saucepan? Plastic beaker Tea cup Bottle Talk to your child about the shape of the containers. Did the tallest one hold the most water?

Money When you go shopping there are many opportunities for helping your child with maths. Let them handle money and help them to recognise the coins. Ask your child to give you 6p. Ask your child if that is the only way to make 6p. What other ways are there? Once your child is used to investigating making 6p in different ways, move on to a bigger number. Change Give your child 20p. Set up a shop where everything costs less than 20p. Let your child ‘buy’ something from the shop and ask them how much change they need. 8p 14p

Weight If you weigh foods when shopping or baking, share with your child how you read the scales. Encourage them to have a go at reading the scales for themselves.

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