Guide for Parents

How can I help my child learn Mathematics?

Parents often ask what can they do to help their children to learn Maths. I hope that this page will give you some strategies that will help your child independently develop their mathematical skills.

The first thing to remember is that you don’t have to be an expert to help your child become one.

Here are a few things that you can try:

  1. Talk to your child about what they have been learning in Maths? Ask them what they struggled with and how they overcame their difficulties.
  2. Encourage your child to ‘stick with it’, Maths is supposed to be difficult.
  3. Keep checking the blog for important dates, encouraging your child to revise for Maths assessments in short spurts (Two sessions of 20 minutes per evening is ideal)
  4. Encourage your child to get an early night, getting enough sleep is vital for learning.
  5. Make sure they take a day off, everyone needs a break.

One thing you must remember is, never tell your child that you were no good at Maths when you were at school.

Its important that we encourage all learners to have a ‘growth mind set’, remember its not that you can’t do it, you can’t do it yet!

Mathematics is all about practice and their are a number of excellent resources available online to help your child learn Maths. A list of a few good ones will be available soon.

If you want to contact me about your child’s learning then please don’t hesitate to contact me.