What gets in the way of your child making progress in Maths? Mathematics is a fundamental subject that builds critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills in children. However, various factors can impede a child’s progress in maths, preventing them from reaching their full potential.
- 1. Incomplete knowledge of number facts.
This is a common find at Chorlton Tuition Centre and the closure of schools during Covid certainly hasn’t helped this.
Number facts are the basics that all students really need to know.
Lack of knowledge of basic number facts often means that students get stuck when it comes to more advanced mathematical thinking.
What can you do, as a parent, to help?
Get your child to learn all the times tables facts to 12 as early as possible and use them to divide.
ie. 8×6=48 so 48/6=8 etc.
Ensure that your child has access to appropriate support and resources. Communicate with their maths teacher to understand their curriculum and identify areas for improvement. Explore online resources, educational apps, or ask Chorlton Tuition Centre who can provide additional guidance and practice opportunities. Encourage open communication with the teacher, fostering a collaborative approach to your child’s maths education.
Secondly, a lack of confidence can severely impact a child’s maths progress. Encourage your child by highlighting their strengths and successes. Praise their efforts and provide constructive feedback to build their self-esteem. Focus on incremental progress, setting achievable goals, and celebrating small victories. Encourage them to seek help when needed, whether from teachers, tutors, or online resources.
Lastly, a significant hurdle in maths is a shallow understanding of concepts. It’s crucial to ensure that your child grasps the foundational principles before moving on to more complex topics. Encourage hands-on learning experiences using manipulatives and visual aids to help them develop a concrete understanding of abstract concepts. Provide ample opportunities for practice and review to reinforce their knowledge and build a solid foundation.