Mathematics is a subject that takes a lot of focus during your children’s school days, and it teaches your children key life skills. It can also often prove to be a tricky subject to figure out. That is why, with the help of a Boarding School in Berkshire, I have put together some top tips on how to help your children with Maths.
You should never tell your children that they’re bad at Maths, or any subject for that matter. It will just make them think that they will never get any better and that there is no point in trying. You should always encourage them to keep going even when they’re stuck on something, telling them that they can do it and it won’t always be elusive to them.
Make Maths A Common Practice
Bring Maths into your home with learning aids that can help your child engage Maths more in there day to day lives Whether that’s a revision book, a times table poster, cooking measurements or number magnets on the fridge, getting them to practice Maths in the home will help them realise how Maths is a part of everyday life, and not something to be scared of.
Play Board Games
Another way to bring Maths into your home in a rather informal way, is by playing board games. There’s the very Maths focused ones, like the money management of Monopoly, but even the act of rolling a dice and counting the steps engages Mathematical skills in a way that will be natural and fun for your child.
It is highly likely that the way that Maths is being taught to your children is quite different to the way it was taught for you. So, it is up to you to try and stay up to date with what is being taught, and how it is being taught. You can do this by yourself, but the best way to stay informed is to chat to your child’s teacher. Not only can they help you stay informed in regards to the curriculum, but they will be able to let you know who your child is performing in class.