The course is for parents, carers and grandparents of children in primary schools or Learning Support Assistants, Teaching Assistants, or childminders who want to support children’s learning in maths. You must attend every Monday for the full 5 weeks. If you complete the full course you will receive a certificate outlining your achievement.
You will need a basic level of English.
To improve your knowledge and understanding of how and what children learn in our Numeracy lessons at school.
Different areas of maths
Number (+, -, x, ÷, %, ¼ )
Measures, shapes and space (area, volume, length, weight)
Handling data (tables, graphs, diagrams)
To become familiar with the numeracy vocabulary and terms use in school
To develop an understanding of how children learn mathematics and develop own understanding
To develop ways to help your children (at home) with maths
To improve and refresh your own mathematical skills
A range of teaching methods will be used, including verbal instruction and explanation, practical demonstration and application.
Through tutor observation, mark completed tasks, open and direct questioning.
This is not a course leading to formal qualification.
Pen, paper and folder for your work.
Depending on our role, you could further your knowledge by taking up other childcare related studies such as parenting, teaching assistants or childcare courses.