You can never help too much with Mathematics and practicing at home is a great way to embed children's knowledge, enabling them to master their learning. A great way to engage children at home with Maths is to play games. Matching pairs, snap, sorting numbers or quick fire can all be ways to help teach your children and you can do it almost anywhere: walking to school, driving in the car, while you are shopping or just in the house.

Top tips for parents and families

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.