Numeracy at Home

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 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.