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Halloween maths

Halloween is a time for spooky fun with your children – trick or treats, pumpkin carving and the opportunity to dress up as their favourite creepy character. It can also be a scarily good opportunity to incorporate some maths into their play and they won’t even realise. We’ve [...]Read more

The promises we make

It’s nearly Easter and it seems like a long time since our New Year’s resolutions were made.  Have I lost the extra weight?  Have I phoned my parents more often?  Have I managed to tidy up my papers?  Have I spent more time with my daughter?  Have I started going to the gym? [...]Read more

How to learn times tables

Times tables are the basis for very many maths skills.  From fractions to division to decimals and many more in between – if you know your times tables, you can master them all.  But what’s the best way to learn them?  Here are our tips: Repetition Children learn through [...]Read more

Don’t lose the learning habit

Hooray, it’s the holidays, no more school.  Children are celebrating not having to sit in the classroom all day.  Without the routine of school, who wants to do schoolwork?  You might prefer to give your child a total break, but, six weeks is a long time and getting back into the [...]Read more

Entrepreneurial kids!

Kidpreneurs have been dominating the headlines, with the usual ‘30 under 30’ lists for entrepreneurs now being dropped to the top ‘18 under 18’ to accommodate the ever-growing number of childhood business stars. Shows like Pocket Money Pitch have inspired a younger generation who [...]Read more

Maths in action

Maths is a tricky subject.  Ask most parents and they will say that they are either good or bad at maths.  There’s rarely an in-between and it’s an opinion that can be hugely damaging to children’s own views of their maths capabilities. Schools are now starting to recognise this [...]Read more

A different approach to maths

Do you know how your kids are being taught Maths?  There is a growing number of primary schools who have switched to the Mastery Approach to maths teaching. This method is focused on children being taught as a whole class with an interactive approach.  It has been established as [...]Read more

Do your children enjoy sums?

Most people have a natural aptitude for either words or numbers – although there are rare beings who are equally good at both! If your child struggles with numbers then they’ll be reluctant to tackle maths homework.  That means that you’re going to be cast in the role of the [...]Read more

Who is better at Maths? Boys or Girls?

Here’s an old chestnut: boys are better at mathematics than girls. We have probably all heard it repeated a hundred times. Fortunately, it’s just plain wrong and statistics prove it. The Myth: Scientists have spent decades researching whether a mathematical ability is because of [...]Read more
 

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