Use Newspapers and Real-World Stats to Help Secure Numeracy

It cannot be over-stated as to how important understanding maths is in the real world.

Stock markets, currency exchange rates and of course the sports pages. These are all excellent sources of real-world maths which you can use to help educate your child how to use even simple arithmetic.

If you’re planning a holiday and your child is taking some pocket money to spend, there’s a good chance it is worth a bit more or a bit less IN REAL TERMS than it did a month ago.

Why do petrol prices go up and down and how does that relate to oil prices?

How much of the prices we pay for things are made up of tax v.s the underlying price of the product.

What is profit and what does it mean?

Encourage your child to read the financial and business pages of a newspaper and ask you questions.

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