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Supporting Mathematics

We all know that maths doesn’t just happen in the school!

Maths is Everywhere!

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In order to be confident mathematicians our children need to see maths everywhere and we have provided you with a few ideas of how you can help at home!

Helping your child at home – Online Maths Activities

Why should I play maths games with my child?

Children make progress best as mathematicians when they regularly repeat skills and practise them until they become embedded.  This can be quite a long process sometimes, and so the use of the context of an exciting game or interesting activity can be highly motivating.  In our experience, our children learn best when they are having fun and that’s what games are for!

BBC maths games    www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/

MyMaths    www.mymaths.co.uk

MyMaths, the fully interactive, online maths learning solution is proving hugely popular with our children.

MyMaths has hundreds of interactive lessons, accompanied by online homework. Teachers are able to teach a topic in class and then assess it using the online homework tasks, reinforcing what your child is learning in school. It also gives you a chance to become involved in the learning process.

Children can have fun whilst consolidating their learning by practising maths skills in the games section.

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Early Counting Ideas

Children who are confident with counting get off to a good start in maths.

  • Practice chanting the number names. Encourage your child to join in with you. When they are confident, try starting from different numbers – eg 4,5,6…. Also try counting backwards.
  • Sing number rhymes together – there are lots of commercial CD’s available.
  • Give your child the opportunity to count objects (coins, pasta, shapes, buttons etc.)
  • Encourage them to move each object as they count them.
  • Count things you cannot touch – window panes, jumps, claps, oranges in a bag.
  • Play games that involve counting – eg snakes and ladders, dice games.
  • Look for numerals in the environment – count how many things you see, such as lamp posts.
  • Make mistakes when chanting, counting or ordering numbers. Can your child spot what you have done wrong?
  • Choose a number of the week e.g. 5. Practice counting in 5’s, up to 5, on from 5,collect groups of 5 items.
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 Class 1 Maths