Here at Carr Mill Primary School, we are excited to announce that we are taking part in a project to promote mathematics across St. Helens and Liverpool.
The quality mark has been developed by Liverpool Learning Partnership and School Improvement Liverpool to promote positive attitudes to mathematics and numeracy as an essential life skill.
The aims of the project are:
to raise the profile of Numeracy / Mathematics
to change the culture of thinking around Numeracy / Mathematics
to make real life connections
to understand how Numeracy / Mathematics can affect life choices
to make connections with other subjects
to share and celebrate the enjoyment of Numeracy / Mathematics
What can you do to help?
- Be positive about maths. Don’t say things like, “I can’t do maths” or “I hated maths at school”; your child might start to think like that themselves.
- Point out the maths in everyday life. Include your child in activities involving maths such as using money, cooking and travelling.
- Praise your child for effort rather than talent – this shows them that by working hard they can always improve.
- When you hear people in the news or on the television talking about maths in a negative way, challenge this with your child.
What can we do to help?
We understand that not all parents feel confident in their own maths abilities.
Look through the links below which offer advice and tips for improving your own confidence in maths.
Alternatively, your child’s class teacher will be more than willing to help you find ways to support and extend maths learning at home.