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Supporting your child with Maths

Helping At Home

 

o When out shopping encourage your child to calculate the total price of 2 items and how much change they may get from £1, £2 etc.

 

o When cooking ask your child to measure or weigh given amounts to allow them to practice reading scales.

 

o For football fans, read the sport results in newspapers and ask questions regarding total goals, points, how many more are needed, the difference between 2 scores etc.

 

o Read, add, subtract, multiply numbers children may find on vehicle number plates as you travel round.

 

o Encourage your child to read the time as often as possible, this not only helps them to learn to read a clock but also gives them a concept of time.

 

o Finally it is really important that children know their 2, 5 and 10 times tables, and learn their 3, 4 and 9 times tables for quick recall by end of the year. This will help children solve larger multiplication facts.

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