Great Maths Resources For Parents!

Please find below a link to some great, easy to use help sheets from the School A to Z website.

This is a fantastic resource for parents who need some support in any Maths concepts that might be covered at school:

The below video link explains some modern methods for Maths teaching:

Quotes about current research relating to parent/child engagement in Maths:
“Research has shown that the more parents and children talk to each other, the better students achieve. Furthermore, parents can be instrumental in their child’s learning by being a good role model.”
– O’Hagan (2015)
“While research supports the notion that parental engagement may positively impact student academic attainment, there is an important distinction between involving parents in schooling and engaging parents in learning; it is the latter that has shown to have the greatest positive impact. While involving parents in school activities may have an important community and social function, the key to facilitating positive change in a child’s academic attainment is the engagement of parents in learning outcomes in the home.”
– Family-School & Community Partnerships Bureau (2012)
International research has shown that parental engagement (of various kinds) has a positive impact on many indicators of student achievement, including:
higher grades and test scores,
enrolment in higher level programs and advanced classes,
higher successful completion of classes,
lower drop-out rates,
higher graduation rates, and
a greater likelihood of commencing postsecondary education.
– Family-School & Community Partnerships Bureau (2012)
Beyond educational achievement, parental engagement is associated with various indicators of student development. These include:
more regular school attendance,
better social skills,
improved behaviour,
better adaptation to school,
increased social capital,
a greater sense of personal competence and efficacy for learning, 9
greater engagement in school work, and
a stronger belief in the importance of education
– Family-School & Community Partnerships Bureau (2012)
“Key findings of an Australian study into using game-based learning included:
Improved student learning outcomes,
100% teachers reported that games had improved student learning,
83% of students reported that the games helped their learning,
94% of students reported that games-based learning was more enjoyable than traditional modes of mathematics instruction,
Teachers reported enhanced student confidence which may lead to greater engagement and motivation, and
Instant feedback contributed directly to a more transparent learning process.”
– Vander Ark (2013)

Mathematics has beauty and romance.

It’s not a boring place to be, the mathematical world.

It’s an extraordinary place; it’s worth spending time there..

– Marcus du Sautoy