The aim of the Quality mark is to tackle the negative attitudes in society towards numeracy and mathematics. We want to promote a culture where our children understand the impact good numeracy skills and mathematics qualifications can have on the social, health and employment aspects of their lives. We also aim to support staff in schools to encourage pupils to make connections in their lessons to real life contexts and with other areas of their school experiences.’
We need parents and families to support the hard work we are completing in school.
We would advocate following these recommendations:
Be positive about maths. Don’t say things like, “I can’t do maths” or “I hated maths at school”; your child might start to think like that themselves.
Point out the maths in everyday life. Include your child in activities involving maths such as using money, cooking and travelling.
Praise your child for effort rather than talent – this shows them that by working hard they can always improve.
We want our children to make strong links between maths and real life situations and we will promote this regularly in school but we would also value the support from home also.
Thank you in advance for supporting us on this journey.