Helping your child with maths (it’s more fun than you think!)
Many people think that they can’t do maths, but with exciting new teaching approches, we are proving day by day that every child really can love and succeed in maths!
Here are some useful links, printable resources and information on education apps to help you support your child’s learning.
NumBots is an online game (currently only playable at play.numbots.com or through the numbots app) that we offer to our children from Year 1 upwards. Playing little and often will significantly improve your child’s recall and understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts. These are critical foundations in maths so we are excited by the impact NumBots will have.
Little and often
In order to get the best out of NumBots children regularly play for short bursts but have regular opportunities at school.
1. Story Mode – learning about the ideas and concepts behind addition and subtraction
2. Challenge Mode – Practise speedy recall of key facts, like number bonds to 10, doubling small numbers or adding & taking away in your head
Below is a video that explains how NumBots works.
TT Rockstars is a game that helps children rehearse and memorise their timestables facts. We offer this to pupils from Year 4 and up.
There are six main game types at the heart of TT Rock Stars and they differ according to whether or not the tables are set for the pupils, and whether they’re single player or multiplayer – see ‘Game Types’
Frequency of practice is key with learning the tables so the way you use the webgames depends on how often you can get the pupils in front of a computer at school
It’s more effective to practice three minutes a day at least four times a week than practising for the same total duration once a week.