Governments, Parents and Maths Teachers That Make No Sense
Learning maths nonsense
Some things just make no sense,
Especially in the world of maths education.
Actually, the more I listen to parents, teachers and government on the issues that affect children’s maths learning, the more “don’t make sense” ideas I hear
Things that make no sense
Teachers complaining when parents teach their kids
Teachers complaining when parents don’t teach thir kids
Teachers complaining that Salman Khan has like 4 mistakes in every 500 videos
Government complaining that teachers who don’t have good maths qualifications can’t teach maths well
Parents complaining that their child doesn’t know their times tables, but won’t spend time practising them
Parents complaining that their kids spend too much time in front of a computer but won’t try out online maths programs
People who complain their kids watch too much TV but won’t switch on a science show themselves
Government complaining that school leavers lack maths skills but won’t pay anywhere near enough money to maths teachers
Paying a maths tutor to do help with your child’s maths homework
Paying a maths tutor, but not being willing to spend 10 minutes going over your child’s maths homework
There are probably more things to add to the list,
But that would be a waste of time,
Which would also make no sense.
What makes sense?
What does make sense is parents letting their kids spend a little bit of time each week going over something mathsy, watch a science Ted Talk, listen to a maths podcast, throw out some mental maths questions.
What maths things make sense to you?
The 31 Days to Faster Times Tables program has worksheets, audio and practical activities that DO make a lot of sense. Head on over to www.fastertimestables.com to find out more.