How to Do Better at Maths
Maths Learning Tips for Kids
- Think positive - you can do maths!
- Don't leave homework to the last minute.
- Practise the simple things you can already do, until you can do them really easily. That will help when you learn the next thing.
- Think - don't guess!
- Make sure you understand all the words in the problem.
- Don't give up! Ask for help.
Maths Learning Tips for Parents
- Provide a quiet place for your child to do homework.
- Be understanding and encouraging.
- Start their day with a good breakfast.
- Make education important in your home - give your kids a chance!
- Give encouragement and praise for a job well done.
- Find a fun way for your kids to learn.
Did you know?
Maths is a subject that builds on itself like "bricks on bricks". If your child is struggling, sometimes it is better to go back and practise previous topics to fill up the knowledge gaps.
Struggling with Maths
We don't remember things when we hear them for the first time, unless it makes a connection.
When you hear something interesting about a person you know, or your footy team, it makes a connection. People start talking about it and so it sticks in your mind.
So don't think that you can't do maths if you don't get it the first time. If you don't understand, ask. And then try and do that thing before you forget.
Bricks on bricks - building a wall of knowledge.
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The Education Tax Refund
It's now official - Australian children should have all the help they can get!
At last, resources for home study are tax deductible.
This is to help families meet the cost of helping their children to do better at school.
The Education Tax Refund - putting young Australians on the path to success.
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You Can Do Maths! Sponsored by Kinetic Education and AAMT
The youcandomaths campaign encourages all young people and their families to appreciate the important role mathematics plays in many careers and everyday life. It is not only useful - mathematics is interesting and enjoyable. Maths is everywhere and is worth studying.