1. Implement daily arithmetic fluency lessons
If you are only able to do one thing to help your child with their maths learning, then arithmetic fluency is the most important thing you can do.
What is arithmetic fluency? All it means is being confident with counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. These skills are the building blocks of maths.
You can use the MNP Workbooks for extra arithmetic practice. Start at the beginning of Workbook A and complete all of the end of chapter review exercises that cover counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Short, regular practice is more effective than long sessions — you can make a massive impact with just 20 minutes a day. Spend ten minutes working through one or two questions, and then talk through the answers together for another ten minutes.
Top tip: Do fluency practice at a different time of day than other maths activities.