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10 cool ways to use maths and have fun this summer

We all know about keeping our kids reading through the holidays by going to the library and joining reading challenges, but what about Maths? How do we make sure out children keep on top of Maths without getting out the school books? Here are ten great ways to use maths in everyday activities with the children! 1) In the kitchen - cooking and counting Pizza is a great treat and a good way to demonstrate fractions - try starting with half and finding equivalent fractions! What about baking? Kids love measuring out the ingredients. Can they read the scales? How much more do we need to add? If we put the cakes in the oven now, at what time will they be ready? 2) In the street - numbers everyw

Dyscalculia - what is it?

We are all familiar with Dyslexia being related to problems with reading, spelling and writing, right? But what is Dyscalculia? Many children struggle with numbers but just need a little bit of extra support. But what about those children who stilldon't get it? If you can relate to most of the statements in the diagram above, your child may have Dyscalculia. Symptoms established by research (from The following are seen in primary school, and well established by educational researchers: 1. Delay in counting. Five to seven year-old dyscalculic children show less understanding of basic counting principles than their peers (e.g. that it doesn't matter which order objec

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