Supporting Your Child’s Maths

The best way to support your child’s maths learning is by supporting your child(ren) to notice that maths is all around us and it is a big part of our world. Another simple way of supporting your child is by sharing the everyday maths that you complete. By allowing for this discussion to take place your child(ren) will see that maths has great value. 

The Maths NZ website provides a wealth of information on how you can help. Click here for a link to the NZ Maths website.

 

​The different strategies we use
We appreciate the strategies we teach at school are very different from the strategies that you might use yourself. This link will take you to the Teacher Tools website which provides a collection of videos that will explain the strategies that we use in school to support your child(ren)’s learning.

Additional practice

The following sites will provide your child(ren) with additional maths practice.

Mathletics is an online platform that is aligned with the New Zealand National Curriculum. It allows students to practice mathematical strategies before competing against other children from around the world in ‘live’ maths races.

IXL provides examples and practice for each skill that your child(ren) will learn throughout their time at school. There are also real-life scenarios to that your child(ren) can apply these skills.  

Khan Academy is a great way for your child(ren) to get help with what they’re learning in school or to learn something completely new. It provides tutorial videos and as well as follow up activities that can support your child(ren)’s understanding.

Prodigy Maths is a free to use, curriculum-aligned, adaptive, online, role-playing style video game.  The children need to solve problems in order for their avatar to grow stronger and gain more power. As it is adaptive it will automatically change the level of activities in response to your child’s needs.

Prototec provides basic facts practice for students. It allows them to develop recall of facts that are relevant to their level of learning. This is based on NZ Maths Stage. If your child is unsure which stage they are working at, please ask their teacher.

Mathletics is an online platform that is aligned with the New Zealand National Curriculum. It allows students to practice mathematical strategies before competing against other children from around the world in ‘live’ maths races.

IXL provides examples and practice for each skill that your child(ren) will learn throughout their time at school. There are also real-life scenarios to that your child(ren) can apply these skills.  

Khan Academy is a great way for your child(ren) to get help with what they’re learning in school or to learn something completely new. It provides tutorial videos and as well as follow up activities that can support your child(ren)’s understanding.

Prodigy Maths is a free to use, curriculum-aligned, adaptive, online, role-playing style video game.  The children need to solve problems in order for their avatar to grow stronger and gain more power. As it is adaptive it will automatically change the level of activities in response to your child’s needs.

Prototec provides basic facts practice for students. It allows them to develop recall of facts that are relevant to their level of learning. This is based on NZ Maths Stage. If your child is unsure which stage they are working at, please ask their teacher.