Family, Homeschooling and Maths

Over the last few weeks we have been on the lookout for new and exciting ways to help our children learn maths well. The biggest thing we came across was not how do we go about it, but how do we work through everything on offer and find something that is of value to us as well as works well in helping our children learn maths and have fun at the same time.

Amazingly after many days of searching and lots of testing out and trying various things on offer we found a brilliant downloadable game that the children just love. It is called Times Attack and they children are playing it and also retaining a lot of the maths times tables that seemed to allude them prior to us stumbling across this game.

THE BEST PART?! – It has a free version for you to try which covers the 2-9 times tables and if your kids love it as much as mine did then you also have the option to purchase the full version for them to learn so much more.

We have also come across some great Maths websites  that could assist anyone who is interested in sparking an interest in their child with maths or just wants to help their child get a better grip of it all.

They are:

Maths Dictionary for Kids

The Maths Games

This website might also help you involve him in Maths activities without it seeming like maths or learning. It is designed for out of school hours programs (which I used to work as a coordinator in) but many are easily adapted to everyday life situations and great for home schooling families and involves maths and recycling!

Mixing Maths with Recycling

Have Fun!

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