1.
„A journey of a thousand miles begins with a
single step‟
Lao-tzu Chinese Philosopher (604BC – 531BC)
Welcome to…
Maths Evening
2.
The purpose of the evening…
2. Ways for parents to support
maths learning at home and
out in the big wide world.
1. To raise awareness of how
teachers teach maths and how
children learn maths.
3.
Were you positive about
maths at school?
Are you positive about using
maths now?
What are the implications of
our attitudes to maths for our
children?
Think about your maths
background as a parent…
4.
Children are like “Popcorn”
They all pop at different times!
5.
The strands of the New Zealand
Mathematics Curriculum.
1. Number and Algebra.
2. Geometry and Measurement.
3. Statistics.
6.
Number and Algebra.
Number – Knowledge.
2+2 (basic facts). 10 more than 32
Strategies.
How to work a problem out.
Round and compensate.
Most of scheduled maths time
is spent on this strand.
11.
Being actively involved.
Question… How? What? Where?
When? Who? Why? Which?
What makes you think that?
How do you know?
12.
It’s not about the destination (i.e.
the answer) …the journey is
highly valued!
Two key questions to ask your children…
Explain how you got that answer ?
Is there another way you could
work it out?
13.
Teachers: Maths is all around us!
Be the detective and find the
pattern – crack the code!
Facilitate and support children to
put on their mathematical lenses.
Integrate.
Time for FUN!
14.
Support children to ‘Have a Go’.
*Believe they can be successful in maths
*Think and question. (numbers)
*Be prepared to take risks
*Be problem solvers
* Be positive about things mathematical
* Be estimators
15.
Financial Literacy
The shopping game
Car cricket
Dice games
Board Games
Kitchen cooking
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