Supporting Your Child with Maths

Ref: C2225188

The course will look at the variety of ways in which maths is taught in school today. You will be taught the different methods used to teach mathematical concepts in a primary school.

Course aim

The course aims to give information to parents and carers about the ways in which Maths is currently taught in primary schools. Also, the course should give you the confidence to support your child’s learning at home.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify some of the ways in which maths is taught in primary schools.
  • Use number lines and grids to solve calculations for the four operations (add, subtract, multiply and divide)
  • Explain the meaning of certain maths terminology used in primary schools such as place value, number bonds, partitioning and grid method.
  • Suggest ways in which parents can support children’s maths learning at home.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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Supporting Your Child with Maths

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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