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Top Tips for Helping Your Child with Maths*

Maths is a subject that is needed in every aspect of life in one shape or another from budgeting to cooking – the reason why it’s a compulsory subject at school. The challenge lies in getting children engaged which is why we have teamed up with an independent school in Hammersmith to share our top tips for helping children with maths.

Find Objects to Demonstrate
Maths isn’t as engaging as other subjects which can make it difficult for some children to get their head around. Taking a more practical approach can help children that have kinaesthetic learning styles. You can do this by making maths problems come to life with everyday examples or by using items like sweet treats for counting.

Maths On the Go
There’s lots of maths that we do on a daily basis without even realising. You can point them out and use them as opportunities to get your child to practise their maths and understand its significance in everyday life. You can even make it fun by getting them to work out what they can buy with their pocket money or leave them in charge of working out change.

Show That You Enjoy Doing Maths
Demonstrating that you like maths can help your child to build a positive relationship with the subject and not see it as a nuisance. It’s almost like cracking code, it can be fun and rewarding if you choose to see it that way.

Teach Through Cooking
Cooking involves lots of maths and is a great practical way that you can teach your child and keep them engaged. Ratios, measuring, and units are a few areas that you can cover when weighing out ingredients. Time is another that you can get them to practice when working out when the food will be done.


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