Advice for Parents: Helping Children with Maths

Do your children tell you how exciting maths is or how objects that you count stay the same number even when you move them around? How patterns can be seen in flowers and pine cones? If they haven’t started school yet they might talk about maths with curiosity and wonder, but if they have begun they are more likely to tell you that maths is confusing and scary.

Dr Jo Boaler, professor of mathematics and author, examines the way that maths has become the most dreaded subject for many school children, plus how we can help them begin to enjoy and even excel at it.