Parents and Maths

Underground numbers 12 December 17

These days children are taught addition using a horizontal number line. A vertical line would be better.

Playing Maths with your Children 19 January 16

The best maths thing parents can do with their kids is not DO maths but PLAY it. A little silliness can go a long way...

Tiger Mums? Give me Dolphin Dads any day 18 January 16

I thought I'd invented a new label for a style of parenting, but Google quickly put me right.

Robin the Frog Wasn't Halfway Down 24 August 15

Robin the Frog sang about how he always liked to be halfway down the stairs. But he lied. He wasn't halfway.

Homework Should be for Parents, Not Kids 6 January 15

Most maths homework for primary children is a tedious chore. Schools should set homework that parents enjoy.