Does the sight of your child's maths homework fill you with dread? Do you look for any excuse when they ask you to explain equations, fractions or multiplication? Maths can often leave children - and parents - perplexed. How to do Maths so Your Children Can Too works through maths topics with a simple step-by-step approach, explaining the new ways of teaching maths that confuse so many parents. This book will show you how to: - Master 'number bonds' and 'number lines' - Divide by 'chunking' - Multiply using 'the grid method' - Work with fractions, percentages and ratios - Understand number and place value Bridging the gap between primary and secondary school - when children often struggle - and packed full of simple, accessible examples, this essential guide will banish your maths phobia and take the pain out of homework time.
This book develops an approach to helping children with their maths in a family context and presents strategies for helping children to start maths tasks that otherwise would cause frustration. It examines ways of talking to children about mathematics, how mathematics is learnt and how working together gives us all a better understanding of maths. The contents include: recommended materials for support; glossary of some common mathematical terms; a national statement on girls and mathematics; and a national statement on the use of calculators for mathematics in Australian schools.
Challenge your child's brain with this fantastic collection of Math riddles and brain teasers! Are you looking for a new and fun way for your children to learn Math? Want to test their brain and challenge them with a wide range of Mathematic quiz and brain teasers? Then keep reading! "Math is fun," said no one ever... It seems to be the most disliked of all the classes taken as school, however it is most probably the most misunderstood. With hundreds of different types of math riddles, this book fills a niche for children between the ages of 8 and 12. That being said, it can be entertaining and educational for people at any age, even adults. Forcing one to think outside of the box it can be useful to many! The riddles are arranged in levels of difficulty; starting with simple, easy to solve problems and working its way to more challenging riddles. Each riddle contained in the book is paired with a solution, so if you get stuck or confused the answer is only a click away! This book offers you the opportunity to teach your children Math in a funny and entertaining way, and includes: ☺︎ Math riddles and trick questions from easy to difficult for children 8 to 12 years old and young teens. ☺︎ Riddles divided into different levels and more to choose from! ☺︎ Interactive answers, very easy to navigate with a simple click! ☺︎ The parents and adults will enjoy them too! ☺︎ Challenge your kids' brains, and teach them to think "outside the box"! ☺︎ Available for Kindle, Paperback, PC, Smartphone and Tablet! ☺︎ 100% kids appropriate content! The main aim is to make something as dreaded and daunting as Mathematics, into something desirable and dare we say, enjoyable. Using the fun and excitement of solving riddles, it allows children to delve into a world of numbers without any fear. So, what are you waiting for? Buy now and start to challenge your child to become a little Math genius today!
Book for use by parents and teachers to help children under five understand mathematics. Contains activities which do not need much preparation or equipment and covers the concepts of time, measurement, mass, temperature, money, and counting. Includes resource lists of books and toys.
Banish math anxiety and give students of all ages a clear roadmap to success Mathematical Mindsets provides practical strategies and activities to help teachers and parents show all children, even those who are convinced that they are bad at math, that they can enjoy and succeed in math. Jo Boaler—Stanford researcher, professor of math education, and expert on math learning—has studied why students don't like math and often fail in math classes. She's followed thousands of students through middle and high schools to study how they learn and to find the most effective ways to unleash the math potential in all students. There is a clear gap between what research has shown to work in teaching math and what happens in schools and at home. This book bridges that gap by turning research findings into practical activities and advice. Boaler translates Carol Dweck's concept of 'mindset' into math teaching and parenting strategies, showing how students can go from self-doubt to strong self-confidence, which is so important to math learning. Boaler reveals the steps that must be taken by schools and parents to improve math education for all. Mathematical Mindsets: Explains how the brain processes mathematics learning Reveals how to turn mistakes and struggles into valuable learning experiences Provides examples of rich mathematical activities to replace rote learning Explains ways to give students a positive math mindset Gives examples of how assessment and grading policies need to change to support real understanding Scores of students hate and fear math, so they end up leaving school without an understanding of basic mathematical concepts. Their evasion and departure hinders math-related pathways and STEM career opportunities. Research has shown very clear methods to change this phenomena, but the information has been confined to research journals—until now. Mathematical Mindsets provides a proven, practical roadmap to mathematics success for any student at any age.
Fire and brimstone! is this what school is? it has potential. Ah, your thinking yes 'quality of teaching'. And no. I mean 'to wreck your childs life' Here are a few reasons why it is bad. Bullying, not just from other children, but also teachers, 'bullying' and prejudice. Everybody talks about kids bullying never about teachers doing so - or picking on the child. Both my husband and I were subjected to prejudices, even cruelty from teachers. A child cannot succeed or even show up as capable of a subject if their teacher just doesn't like him/her for personal reasons ( they are human). What does school failure lead to? bad reports?who are the reports for, the teacher? the child? the parent? well, if they are for the parent, and the parent has issues about their childs success the child will be told off or worse. Why persecute a child, maybe they are doing their best really, do the parents need to know? to have a written report? My mother tore up my reports and threw them on the floor. My class teacher was the maths teacher and the music teacher. I was bottom of bottom in maths, so she presumed I was bad at music which I am not, and without checking it out gave me bad reports for both. She, along with another teacher overtly disliked me. Again it was a subject I was very capable of, but the teacher never recognised it, wouldnt see, didn't want to know. .Children who are quiet get ignored children who are alpha get all the attention. Children should not be sat on their bums most of the day (they will with pc games later too). The hours are way too long, they dont need it,mine did two to three a day a passed out their school taught friends. Homework is absurd, why not keep them at school another hour or two. Poor kids have to do more than a jobs worth of hours p.d. ( and no reqards except hypothetically in the distant future do they even have a sense that there is a remote outcome?) A school child is branded for life by how they get on at school. Schools, ( once so badly needed) are militaristic, take away initiative intentionally, don't provide for creativity, are outdated in music lessons, train for compliance, and obedience, and to crush individuality. Exams should not exist, like reports -who are they for? they distress the child until they might need support therapy. A child might feel ill or not their best on exam days or week and everything rests on it, that is highly unfair. An assessment of over the years work should be adequate, and much fairer. They are outdated, still running on Victorian principals, Uniform does not create the appearance of equality it is another way of smothering identity, we say who we are through our clothes. Also, poor parents cannot supply the quality of uniform better off ones can and it shows. It puts poor families under pressure. I could and did got on and on-- streaming, what is that for? to make sure the child knows he is inferior or superior?. The whole system needs modernising. Read this then see what you think yourself. I educated my three, and complied to little if anything that a school curriculum specified, but they are all successful in all aspects of their lives. A child needs to have the freedomn to find things and themselves out, not have every minute of most of the day and for years spoken for.
With the number of families who choose to educate their children at home increasing, a unique opportunity has arisen to explore education other than in school. Education at home generally turns out to be very different from school. Parents, like those from the hundred families featured in this book, discover that classroom approaches to teaching and learning do not easily translate into the home. As a result, some radically adjust their approach to education their children, in some instances virtually abandoning any structured teaching or learning. Exactly how children can acquire an education, simply through everyday experiences, is explored in some depth.