Daily Maths at Home with White Rose
Make numbers fun again
How do teach Maths at home when you are not feeling so confident?
I can hear you screaming... I hate MATHS.
But why, numbers are your friends.
We use them all of the time
When we make calls
When we count how many emails are in our inbox
When we check our bank balances
When we bake (ok, when you bake)
When we are watching tennis
Why is it so different with our children’s learning?
Here are some tips for you
Keep it light
Start your children off where they are:
Early Years | Recognising numbers and mark making
Year 1 | Adding/subtracting two digit numbers
Year 2 | 2 5 10 X table
Year 3 | Adding/subtracting and multiplying 3 digit numbers
Year 4 | Recognising numbers of up to 4 digits
Year 5| Long multiplication and long division
Year 6 | All of the above plus being able to recognise, add, subtract numbers of up to 7 digits
Hold the phone. You can do all of those things, can’t you?
What I have shared above is a really simple overview of some of the Maths learning happening in each year group (Primary School only). But if you ask your children what they have been learning, they should be able to share with you the kinds of things that they have been doing in class over the past few weeks. If that doesn’t work, go to twinkl.co.uk or https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning and it will give you an overview of what each year group is learning, term by term called
Spring 1 | January- February
Spring 2 | March- April
Summer 1| April- June
Summer 2 |June-July
There should be six weeks’ worth of work in each section, with PowerPoints or video links.
It may seem a little unnerving, but you can also explain to your child that you are learning too and they are actually: “helping Mummy, Daddy, Granny” with their learning too.
Then it becomes fun and you don’t have to feel uneasy, if Maths is not your favourite subject.
Encourage children to answer “why and how do you know” questions. Then at the end of each day, ask them how much they remember. If they only remember your mistakes and not their own, why not ask them “What could I do differently tomorrow to help me with… adding 3 digit numbers to each other?”
How does that sound?
Now remember, there are lots of videos on YouTube that are fantastic for Maths: for example, Math Antics and Number Jacks.
Limit homework if children have made a good effort to focus during the day.
Keep them calm and busy with crafts, board games.
Encourage children to participate in errands and set up a rota for them to become a part of being at home during the day.
They will feel important and you will feel calm.
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Lulu Lincoln | Teaching Mums Ltd | Executive Coaching for Mums
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