The course has taken the fear out of Maths …

dolphins-945410_640I am so pleased with the feedback I have received from parents about the Maths for Parents Course, and what it has done for them. Here are some of the comments that parents have given me permission to use:

‘The course has taken the fear out of Maths and replaced it with an excitement to attempt more complex maths.’

‘Thank you Rosemary, you have made me more confident and help with my daughters’ maths work at school.’

‘The course has actually made me feel more confident in how I use maths a lot of time.’

Promoting Mathematical Resilience

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I am really pleased to be speaking about my Maths for Parents course at the Promoting Mathematical Resilience Conference at The University of Warwick, taking place 4th – 5th March.

It seems that for years through the Maths for Parents course I have been helping parents build mathematical resilience– without realising! Mathematical Resilience has only fairly recently been identified through Clare Lee and Sue Johnston-Wilder’s work at The University of Warwick.

But these things can change!

‘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.

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Great … Fun at the beach!

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!

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Everyday Maths … time

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!

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Best Wishes for The New School Year …

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.