Helping Your Child to Understand Mathematics
Lots of children have trouble transferring the mathematical concepts that they learn at school to “real life” and this makes it difficult for them to “get their head around it”. Ways in which you can help them follow..
Whenever you purchase something, let them pay the person (with your money of course!) and if they have to get change, take the time to help them check that they got the right amount back from the salesperson.
Look for examples that demonstrate the concept of fractions when you are at home or out. For example, if you are cutting up a cake, cut it in half first, then cut each half into two, and then again.. while you are doing this, explain that when we are cutting something up into smaller parts, we are actually cutting them into fractions of one.