Maths Action for Parents

There are plenty of resources to help you to better support your child and boost their confidence in maths.

What to do about Maths homework:

Some parents feel obliged to help their children with maths homework.
This is a relatively recent demand by schools, and regrettable

Read more: Thoughts on Maths Homework: Do parents hate it?

Read What’s it got to do with me? Perhaps a lot… and find out what you can do.

Be inspired

Show your child Ambition, a three-minute film that will help her to better understand why maths is important right now and throughout their lives.

Watch a Maths Action workshop which demonstrates how attitudes to maths can be improved in school.

Watch Question Time at Langley Park School for Girls, a 57-minute film which includes inspiring and thought-provoking discussions about the role of maths in schools and beyond the school gates, and the relevance of maths to school children.

Understand why many girls have a fear of maths

Hear a discussion among girls who will NOT continue to study maths after GCSE:

Hear a discussion among girls who ARE to continue to study maths after GCSE:

Find out more about what Maths Action has achieved 

There is a British Culture of “I am no good at maths” being seen as a badge of honour. This seriously hampers educational achievement and consequently has a detrimental, knock-on effect for British industry.

Find out more about what Maths Action has achieved.

Find out more about The Fear Factor

“FEAR: A feeling of apprehension, concern, alarm, distress, anxiety, to be afraid, dread.” Collins Dictionary

Report_TFF-coverRead this insightful report: The Fear Factor, which attempts to understand why girls do not continue to study maths after GCSE level, and consequently fail to pursue careers in maths related areas.

Find out more and download the report: The Fear Factor.

Download Your Daughter’s Future a guide for parents to support their daughters as they make important decisions about their next steps – on the National Careers Service website.

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