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Help Your Child with Mathematics


In the Street:

  •  Recognising bus numbers
  •  Number plate hunt. Who can find a 7? Add the numbers up.
  •  Comparing door numbers
  •  Counting – how many lampposts on the way to school?

Doing the washing:

  • Counting in 2s – matching shoes

  • Sorting by colour and size.

  • Matching/pairing up socks.

  • Find four shoes that are different sizes. Can you put them in order.



  • What day is it yesterday, today, tomorrow?

  • Use timers, phones and clocks to measure short periods of time.

  • Count down 10/ 20 seconds to get to the table/ into bed etc.

  • Recognising numbers on the clock. If you cover a number, what number was missing?



  • Can you cut your toast into 4 pieces? Can you cut it into triangles?
  • Setting the table. Counting the right number of plates etc. How many more do we  need?
  • Can you make shapes/ patterns out of the knives and forks. Can you put them in the right place in the drawers?
  • Helping with the cooking by measuring and counting ingredients.
  • Setting the timer.
  • Positional language at dinner time: what is on the rice, where are the carrots etc?

Going shopping:

  • Reading price tags

  • Counting items into the basket

  • Finding and counting coins

  • Comparing weights – which is heavier



  • Are you taller than a …?
  • Marking height on the wall.
  • Cut hand shapes out of paper. How many hands long is the couch? How long is the table? Which is longer?
  • Who has the biggest hands in our family?
  • How many steps from the gate to the front door?


  • Cut a potato into shapes (circles, triangle etc). Use with paint to make pictures and patterns.
  • Cut out shapes from coloured paper/ newspaper and arrange into pictures.
  • Shape hunt: Can you find a square in your house (windows etc), a circle …


Here’s a simple recipe:

  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • Half a cup of salt
  • Food colouring and essences (optional)

Put all ingredients in a large saucepan, and heat slowly, stirring all the time until it forms a ball. Keep it wrapped in clingfilm or in a covered tub to stop it drying out. Then:

  • Make numerals and shapes
  • Sort shapes into groups, or order by size
  • Make long and short wiggly snakes.


  • Putting cards into piles
  • Jigsaws (you can make your own by cutting up a magazine picture)
  • Snap (matching pairs) or Happy Families (collect 4 of a kind)
  • Snakes and ladders or other simple dice games.
  • Adding numbers on two dice.
  • Bingo, with numbers or shapes
  • Hopscotch

Number rhymes and songs:

Eg: 5 little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mummy called the doctor and the doctor said
“No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”
4 little monkeys jumping on the bed …

Your child can teach you lots more or try this website which has the words and sings it for you:


Internet maths games: