National Numeracy Day is fast approaching (19th May!) and this week we are highlighting information and resources for supporting parents and carers with children’s numeracy.
Numeracy and Mathematics Glossaries
This glossary has been developed for parents and carers of children and young people in the broad general education in Scottish schools. It provides clear definitions of some of the most commonly used terms in numeracy and mathematics.
Videos to Support Parents with Numeracy and Mathematics Methods and Approaches
The National Parent Forum of Scotland (NPFS) worked in partnership with Count On Us and Education Scotland to create eight ‘Learning Together’ videos.
The videos outline a range of methods and approaches including early numeracy foundations, addition and subtraction, and fractions, decimals and percentages.
The Family Maths Toolkit
The Family Maths Toolkit is full of ideas to help parents, families and children aged 13 and under enjoy everyday maths activities together. The site also offers resources to help educators support family engagement with children’s maths learning.
I am a Mathematician
We use maths every day, at work, leisure and at home. Parents and carers can play a vital role in reinforcing the importance of maths to their children, promoting a positive attitude towards it and making it a fun activity to do together as a family. This resource will help parents to support their children’s learning with fun activities to do at home.