The Best Way to Learn Key Stage 1 Mathematics
Unfortunately, many children today do not always find the subject of maths very interesting or engaging.
Most students find it hard to complete homework, revise for and also pass their exams. Parents can play an important role in discouraging this negative attitude towards maths by following the tips below:
- Introducing games during maths revision
Introducing games during revision helps encourage them to engage in the subject more, if they find the concept of playing games fun then they should also find them fun when incorporating maths into them as well. Showing that maths can be fun may change their opinion on the subject which may lead them to be encouraged to want to learn more.
- Use maths in your everyday routine in front of your child
We use maths in our daily routine without even realising we’re using it! Inviting your child along to come shopping with you is a simple way to use different sums to work out different costs and totals. For example using addition to work out the total cost of the overall shop and using subtraction to work out how much change you are owed.
- Ensure that your child takes regular breaks during revision
It is possible to over-do revision!! If your child does not take regular breaks from revising then they will find it harder to absorb and retain information. It is important your child takes time out from studying to refresh their mind.
- Make sure that your child has the correct materials for learning
No child should be restricted when it comes to learning resources which help them gain more knowledge on a subject. These materials may be little things such as pens and pencils to the more useful things such as revision book and guidebooks. These materials are available both online and in different high-street stores.
The key to success! Children should be encouraged every time they engage in a maths activity – whether that is at home or in the classroom. Support is what is needed to keep your child’s confidence up. Your child should not be made to feel guilty if they do badly at a certain topic in maths, if they are made to feel bad then it is more than likely that they will lose confidence in themselves and dislike the subject even more than they already do so.