How to help your child with GCSE mathematics
- Be positive about maths!
- Be positive about your own maths abilities. Try to avoid saying “I was never good at maths” or “I never liked maths”.
- Encourage your child to be persistent if a problem seems difficult.
There is evidence that, because children are told that Maths is difficult, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Everyone who has studied Maths has found it difficult at times. Hard work is the key, like any subject.
Encourage your son/daughter to;
- attend all lessons possible during the the normal school day.
- complete all homework week by week.
- complete revision for tests and attend revision sessions after school and during holiday periods
- see mathematics staff for help when needed.
- be unafraid of making mistakes. If mistakes are made, help them learn from them.
- discuss their future career path and find out what qualifications are needed. You might find that a high grade in mathematics is required for your future job, not your future course at college.
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BBC GCSE Bitesize
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Maths CareersMathsCasts (videos, grade C and B question bank)Maths Online HelpSchoolworkoutStudyMaths (Interactive Revision with answers. Revision notes also)The Maths Teacher (free online videos sorted by topic)Waldomaths