Use a Trip to the Supermarket to Improve Your Childs Numeracy Skills

The next time you go to the supermarket with your child try this very simple game. It will help secure numeracy as well as develop an understanding for the price of food! At the supermarket look at the price of every item you put in your basket or trolley and ask your child to add up all the items in … Read MoreUse a Trip to the Supermarket to Improve Your Childs Numeracy Skills

Use Sports to Help Secure Real-World Numeracy for Your Child

It doesn’t matter which sport you pick, but pick one and use it to help secure numeracy with your child. Baseball and cricket are both excellent sports to help teach a whole range of baths including pitches, runs, hits, errors, overs, run-rate, probability etc. Golf is great because the winner is the person with the lowest score which is usually … Read MoreUse Sports to Help Secure Real-World Numeracy for Your Child

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 … Read MoreUse Newspapers and Real-World Stats to Help Secure Numeracy

Year 6 Negative Numbers Examples Using Temperatures

Here’s a sample page from the Key Stage Maths Year 6 workbook for Number and Place Value. Page 10 focuses on negative numbers. A lot of children struggle with negative numbers even after it has been explained on the number-line. One of the best ways to secure negative numbers is using practical examples such as temperature which is what we … Read MoreYear 6 Negative Numbers Examples Using Temperatures

Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Year 5

For children progressing to grammar or independent schools, Year 5 in Primary School is the most important year of their life at Primary School. In the first week of Year 6 there are the 11+ exams and after just one term in Year 5 children will be sitting their entrance exams to independent schools. By the start of the summer … Read MoreDon’t Underestimate the Importance of Year 5