Kia ora, Parents and Whānau,
Thank you for supporting your child’s maths learning at home.
You probably know that the New Zealand Curriculum guides your child’s teacher in planning the mathematics that your child learns in the classroom. So when you’ve visited your child’s classroom, you will have seen that there is much more to maths than just remembering times tables and doing sums.
While these are still very important, your child also needs to be able to see patterns, to locate themselves and find their way, to know about the shapes that make up the spaces around them, to measure things, to tell the time, and to understand graphs, facts and figures that are so much a part of our world now.
Above all, they need to be able to use the maths they know in everyday situations. That’s why your support is important and appreciated.
So please don’t hesitate to ask your child’s teacher about how you can best help your child.
In the meantime, below are some resources to help you connect with the maths (number strategy and knowledge) that is happening in the classroom.