‘Can you write some sums for me, Mummy?’ said her son to Gill, one of the mums on a recent #MathsForParents course I was running.
We normally start each session sharing what has gone on between sessions and Gill confided that before doing the course, this sort of request would have filled her with dread. She would have begun to panic and she would not have known what to do.
Glad to say that my grandchildren are coming to visit and we intend to make the most of the good weather and visit the beach.
There’s plenty of opportunity to play games at the beach and make maths part of everyday life!
Do take a look and have a go at the National Numeracy Challenge Online.
I am very pleased to be supporting this! It can really help with everyday maths.
It is so easy to overlook how much we use maths as part of our everyday life.
For example, travelling up to London by train reminded me how much maths is required just to plan this trip!
Travelled up by train to London yesterday. The train was crowded with many parents and children taking advantage of the special half-term ticket promotion offer on tickets.
National Numeracy have launched their Parent Toolkit! See www.nnparenttoolkit.org.uk
Looks good and very useful for parents. Will definitely be recommending this to parents on my #MathsForParents course!
New school year and so much is happening.
I know of many friends whose children are starting school for the first time or moving up to senior school. All the very best in your new ventures.
The #MathsForParents course has just recently finished.
I was really struck by the comment from one parent:
‘Feel happy. This course has changed my negative view.’
It is so great to hear this as for so many people negative attitudes to maths is such a heavy weight.
I feel so chuffed! I must get this course out to more people!
Went to the first AGM of the Tutors’ Association yesterday. It was really good to meet people and be part of stimulating discussions.
Excellent talk from Professor Emerita Judy Ireson about her research on tutoring.
Glad to see that parental involvement in supporting their children’s education is once again in the news. The question is as always what sort of help should be given?
The importance of providing the right environment is highlighted by Hilary Wilce’s article
in The Independent.