Helping your child with primary school maths

Teachers talk about how parents can help kids understand maths homework.

At a glance

  • Maths today is about understanding number patterns, not learning by rote.
  • There is always more than one way to get the right answer.
  • Children are taught mental strategies, like using number lines, to figure problems out in their heads.
  • Ask ‘What is the question asking you?’
  • Practise the times tables.
  • Don't jump in with the answers.
  • Stay positive.
  • Talk to the teacher if your child needs more help with the homework.

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