Maths at home can really help
With Number Chase, feel reassured that you don't need to try to be a teacher. It doesn't matter if you think you are 'rubbish at maths'. Free from the commitments of extra tuition for your child, you can swap travel time and hanging around time for quality time. It is precisely because this is different from maths at school that you can really make a difference to any child's maths experience. If they have some maths anxiety or are short of confidence, finding the maths all around us alongside your child will be extraordinarily valuable.
Free maths games and activities
Each package covers on area of learning in three parts:
☺Discover – Ideas for introductory activities with guidelines of things you could talk about to get the learning journey started.
☺Play – Game instructions with more ideas of how you can help your child develop understanding and practise their skills with an emphasis on having fun together.
☺Grow – Further activities to help your child use and connect their new skills in other fun ways.
All the activities carefully avoid the workbook ethos, adopted by many apps, which basically offers a series of tests to your child. Instead they are designed to offer support to develop understanding and the chance of having a confident positive approach to maths into their future.
Printable Game Boards/ Game Cards
You don’t need to worry that you don’t have all the maths equipment found in schools. Print the pdf documents, have fun making them your own with some coloured pencils, team the sheets with counters (coins, bottle tops, buttons), a dice and items from around the house and you’ll be ready to play. Each game is designed to last only a short period of time but be played lots of times. Counting how many times you find ‘Harley the hare’ can offer a little extra motivation if you set a target and award yourself and your child a treat when it is reached.