How Can I Help My Child's Learning?
This week in “How Can I Assist My Child’s Learning” we focus on Mathematics. I invite you all to read and think about the piece that comes to us from Mrs Fotopoulos, Mathematics Leader.
Helping Your Child with Mathematics
(Mathematics Teaching and Learning Centre, Australian Catholic University)
There are a number of general principles which you may keep in mind when helping your children with Mathematics.
People learn, not so much by being told things, as by working things out for themselves and linking new ideas to ideas they already have. You may help by asking your children questions. Letting them work out answers for themselves, and then discussing answers and strategies with them.
Using Mobile devices to encourage Mathematical thinking in children
- Calendar Apps- we live our lives around our calendar, so it is important that children understand its structure. Have your child add the family events to the calendar
- Map apps-Your children can use these apps to plan the route to their next party or outing with the family
- Weather apps-Children can check the weather app a week/day before some event to assist in planning
Helpful Gifts to promote Mathematical thinking:
These items as gifts encourage your child to think mathematically. Many of these things can be purchased cheaply from a $2 shop: Playing cards, Dice Calculators, tape measures, kitchen scales/balance scales, building blocks, calendars and clocks,
Should you have any questions or would like some advice regarding helping your child with
Mathematics you can contact me via email. Jodie.firstname.lastname@example.org