Maths help

Maths is a numbers game but for some students (and parents) the figures don't add up. We have provided some useful resources to help you arrive at the right answer.

Helping with maths and numeracy

Maths today is about understanding number patterns, not learning by rote. Consider the following when helping your child with maths.

  • Stay positive. Don’t say, ‘I was bad at maths too’. It can lower your child’s expectations of themselves.
  • Don’t jump in and tell your child the answer or how to get to the answer. Ask: ‘What is the question asking you?’ or ‘How should we go about working this out?’
  • Practise times tables. Children who know their times tables are more confident with their numbers and maths in general.
  • There is always more than one way to get the right answer. Children are encouraged to work things out in more than one way, as a way to check their answer.
  • Talk to the teacher if your child needs more help with their homework.

Maths A to Z glossary

Visit maths A to Z for a comprehensive glossary of mathematical terms used in school.

Maths tips

Visit our maths tips pages to get expert advice and tips on how to support your child's learning and instil a love of maths.


Teaching strategies: Numeracy – Resources teachers use to assist development in the areas of number and algebra, measurement and geometry, and statistics and probability.

We are working hard to make available the helpful maths sheets that were on School A to Z. Once these pages have been converted to HTML and are accessible they will be available here.

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