Who else wants their child to be lightening fast at mental maths – Part 1
Previously on Maths Insider
In the introduction I promised to guide you through a method which will help your child become lightening fast at Mental Maths. I’ve made 2 short videos to show you a simple method which, with just a few minutes a day will improve your child’s Mental Maths skills.
Where to Start?
So you’ve asked a mental maths question or 2, you’ve got some serious pausing or hesitation, you’re not going to get mad or even because you’ve got Maths Insider to guide you to a solution.
Watch the video for full instructions and an explanation of where to start. A summary of the video is shown below:
Find your child’s weak points by asking increasingly more difficult questions such as 3+1, 7+1, 9+1, then some +3’s, then +5’s etc
If your child pauses or struggles with any of the answers, this is their weak point.
Choose a starting point 2 steps easier than their weak point. If they struggle at +3’s start at +1’s, if they struggle at +7’s start at +5’s etc.
In Part 2, I’ll show you a website where you can make free mental maths worksheets and how to use these worksheets to help your child become faster at Mental Maths.
Did you try this yet? Was it easy to find your child’s mental maths weak spot?