Homework Help

Helping Your Child Prepare For End of Year Exams

The final term of school can be a hard slog for students, teachers and parents alike. It’s also when students in secondary school are sitting final exams and assessments. It’s important that they feel encouraged and supported to perform their very best and confidently demonstrate all that they have learned during the year.
Here are our hints and tips on what you can do to help them prepare and keep focused.

1.Devise a plan
Find out when exam and assessment periods are to be held, either from your child or directly from the school, and make it an important date in your […]

Calculations With Percentages – A Few Short Cuts

This is the first video in the series Calculations With Percentages. This video is an introduction to calculating the percentage of a number. Here we demonstrate a few simple short cuts for calculating the percentage of a number.

Helping Your Child With Mental Maths Strategies – Part 4

This video is the next in our Homework Help Video Series – Mental Strategies. In this video we’ll take a look at how to teach your child to multiply two and three digit numbers by a single digit using a mental strategy rather than a written strategy.

We suggest the following approach to successfully help your child with this strategy:

1. Begin by doing a few sums using pen and paper as shown in the video.

2. Next, do a few more sums, this time writing the sums on paper, but working them out verbally together with your child.

3. Without using any […]

Helping Your Child wth Mental Maths Strategies – Part 3

This video is the third in our next Homework Help Video Series – Mental Strategies. In this video we’ll take a look at our first strategy for multiplication. We will show you how to teach your child how to multiply numbers ending in zeros in their head. There are more strategies on multiplication to come!

We suggest the following approach to successfully help your child with this strategy:

1. Begin by doing a few sums using pen and paper as shown in the video.

2. Next, do a few more sums, this time writing the sums on paper, but working them out […]

Helping Your Child with Mental Maths Strategies – Part 2

This video is the second in our next Homework Help Video Series – Mental Strategies. In this video we’ll take a look at how to teach your child to subtract two digit numbers using a mental strategy rather than a written strategy.

We suggest the following approach to successfully help your child with this strategy:

1. Begin by doing a few sums using pen and paper as shown in the video.

2. Next, do a few more sums, this time writing the sums on paper, but working them out verbally together with your child.

3. Without using any paper, ask your child to […]

Flip Homework in Your House – Have Your Kids Teach You

As a teacher, it’s always easy to see which students have mastered a concept ahead of others – they are the ones teaching their peers how to understand and answer a problem. They are often quite animated and excited, and rightly so, because they are proud that they have understood a concept and can help others understand it too. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of mastering some knowledge and having the opportunity to help someone else understand it too, and all during the same lesson.
It was this feeling that really sparked my interest in becoming a Mathematics teacher. […]

Helping Your Child with Mental Maths Strategies – Part 1

This video is the first in our next Homework Help Video Series – Mental Strategies. In this video we’ll take a look at how to teach your child to add two digit numbers using a mental strategy rather than a written strategy.

We suggest the following approach to successfully help your child with this strategy:

1. Begin by doing a few sums using pen and paper as shown in the video.

2. Next, do a few more sums, this time writing the sums on paper, but working them out verbally together with your child.

3. Without using any paper, ask your child to […]

Helping Your Child With Fraction Homework – Part 5

This video is the fifth and final in the Fraction Homework Series and looks at how to divide fractions easily with a fun little poem to help your child remember how it all works.

You might need a refresher in some of the topics that they’re learning at school and we’re here to provide you with some tips and tricks.

We’ll be focusing on topics that we know from our teaching experience are most helpful and most appreciated by parents. Please let us know, either by email or in the comments below, if there’s any homework topic you’d like to help […]

Helping Your Child With Fraction Homework – Part 4

This video is the fourth in the Fraction Homework Series and looks at how to multiply fractions, using an efficient three step approach.

You might need a quick refresher in some of the topics that your children are learning at school to help you feel confident in assisting them at home.

We’ll be focusing on topics that we know from our teaching experience are most helpful and most appreciated by parents. Please let us know, either by email or in the comments below, if there’s any homework topic you’d like to help your child with and we’ll create a video

Helping Your Child With Fraction Homework – Part 3

This video is the third in the Fraction Homework Series and looks at how to add and subtract mixed fractions, showing a clear method for showing all your working out.

You might need a refresher in some of the topics that they’re learning at school and we’re here to provide you with some tips and tricks.

We’ll be focusing on topics that we know from our teaching experience are most helpful and most appreciated by parents. Please let us know, either by email or in the comments below, if there’s any homework topic you’d like to help your child with and […]