Younger children will likely benefit from activities, games, and discussion with parents. Working with younger children at home, it is important not to see mathematics as a separate or standalone activity but rather as something which can be incorporated into everyday activities, games, stories, and conversations.4
Here are some ways that we can support parents to celebrate maths as part of their day:
Board games, particularly ones with linear, numbered, equal-sized spaces can be useful for the development of early number skills. Most families will have ‘Snakes and Ladders’ or something similar; if not, this is a great opportunity to make your own!
(Source: EEF, Supporting the learning of Mathematics at home)
Many parents/ carers report that they worry about which method their child should be adopting when solving mathematical problems requiring a written method. Below are a collection of videos that will support you in helping your child use the right method.