Don’t tell your children that you were no good at maths in school – this can reinforce negative views towards numeracy!
Ensure that your child knows their timetables – these are essential!!!
Encourage your child to reflect on the aspects of numeracy they find the most challenging and use mymaths.co.uk to practise and perfect these areas.
Encourage your child to use their planners to support their numeracy learning at home; there is a whole section dedicated to numeracy divided into the different areas of the LNF.
Regularly question your child on how they have arrived at a solution to a numeracy problem. This encourages them to reflect and supports good numerical reasoning.
Use the ‘B.R.I.D.G.E.’ booklet to support basic strategies taught in school at home.
When out shopping, involve your child in using basic numeracy principles by asking them to work out reductions, how long you need to wait for the next bus/train and by adding up the cost and paying for items.
|Average||A value that typifies a set of data. E.g The
mean, mode and median.
|Acute angle||An angle less than 90 degrees|
|Circumference||The distance around a circle. Found by
multiplying 3.14 by the diameter.
|Convert||Change from one form to another.|
|Coordinates||Describes a position on a coordinate grid. E.g
(5,4) Across 5 then up 4.
|Cuboid||A solid shape with six rectangular faces.|
|Denominator||The bottom number of a fraction. The top is the
|Diameter||A straight line across the middle of a circle.|
|Equilateral Triangle||A triangle with three equal lengths|
|Factors||Numbers that divide into another number with no
remainders. 5 is a factor of 10.
|Integer||Whole counting numbers.|
|Intersection||Where to lines or objects cross.|
|Isosceles Triangle||A triangle with two equal lengths and two equal
|Multiples||Numbers that are in a times table. 10 is a
multiple of 2. 10 is also a multiple of 5.
|Obtuse angle||An angle that is over 90 and under 180 degrees.|
|Perimeter||The total distance around the outside of a
|Perpendicular||If two lines or objects
meet at a right angle, or 90 degrees, they are,perpendicular.
|Prime numbers||If a number only has two factors, 1 and itself,
it is prime. E.g 2,3,5,7,11 ….
|Quadrilateral||A four sided shape.|
|Radius||A line that joins the centre of a circle to the
|Reflex||An angle bigger than 180 degrees.|