Helping your child with maths
As with reading, try to make maths as much fun as possible - games, puzzles and jigsaws are a great way to start. It's also important to show how we use maths skills in our everyday lives and to involve your child in this.
Identifying problems and solving them can also help your child develop maths skills. If you see him or her puzzling over something, talk about the problem and try to work out the solution together.
Don't shy away from maths if you didn’t like it at school. Try to find new ways to enjoy the subject with your child.
Tips for helping your child to enjoy maths:
- Point out the different shapes to be found around your home.
- Take your child shopping and talk about the quantities of anything you buy.
- Let your child handle money and work out how much things cost.
- Look together for numbers on street signs and car registration plates.
Click here to view our full calculation policy that shows for each year group the methods that we use to teach addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Click here to view the calculation policy from White Rose Maths that we follow at Warden House.
This document shows how teachers use a range of practical apparatus to support children's understanding before moving onto a range of informal, pictorial methods of calculation. Only when secure in their understanding do children move onto more formal methods.