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How to help my child with Maths at home.

Helping your child with maths

Maths workbook © 'Andrzej Tokarski -'

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.


Our curriculum map will help you to see what your child is learning in school throughout the year.


There are many useful mathematics related websites available in order for you to engage with maths in the home environment.

Below are the links to but a few. Let's appreciate the value of everyday maths in our lives and encourage the mathematicians of the future.... enjoy!