Supporting your child at home

How can parents and carers help?
Every parent and carer can do their bit to help inspire their children to be successful in maths. For example:

- Help them practice their time tables and Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs)

- Come to mathematics workshops to see how your children learns different ways of approaching maths in school, to pick up tips and have some fun!

- Show your child that you like the subject, giving them the confidence they can do it too.

- Go shopping! Allow children to experience using coins, paying bills and calculating change.

- Let children play maths at home. Real life practice really helps children to understand how to estimate measures and apply knowledge.

- Play games like Snakes and Ladders, Monopoly, Top Trumps etc.

- Help children to understand how to use bus or train timetables, maps, co-ordinates by playing ‘Battleships’.

- Teach children how to tell the time for example: What time is the TV programme on? When does it finish? How long is it on for?

Useful resources
Below are a list of useful links and resources that will help your child master mathematics:

RM Easimaths Log in – 
BBC KS1 Bitesize –
BBC KS2 Bitesize – 
Woodlands Juniors Interactive maths games and activities -
Mathematics Curriculum Objectives Years 1 to 6 –

NRich –