Who else wants their child to be lightening fast at mental maths? – Introduction

We all want our kids to be happy, confident, well rounded individuals who excel at every subject at school and who will contribute fully to society, but all those dreams fall apart after asking them,

” Sara, what’s 15 + 17?”

As patient and loving parents we can deal with the long pause, but, if after that the answer is still wrong, then we wonder what have they been learning at school for the past 2, 5, or even 10 years! Have they never studied mental maths?

The Rain is Coming
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All is not lost

In this series I will show you what you (yes you, not the tutor, not their teacher, not the local Kumon centre) can do to rescue the situation.

If you can set aside 2 minutes a day for at least 4 months, your child’s mental maths problems will slowly but surely melt away.

Before we get started, make sure you’ve read my post about the importance of daily practice.


Don’t worry, I’ll be there to hold your hand (and I’m hoping others will share their mental maths strategies as well).

Want to know what’s coming up in the rest of the series?

Part 1- Where do I start?

I’ll show you how the starting point is crucial to improving your child’s mental maths confidence (but you don’t necessarily need to start the very beginning)

Part 2- Where can I get questions from and how do I use them?

Here you’ll find some links for mental maths resources and I’ll show you how best to use them.

So stop by soon (or even better subscribe to the email feed to get new posts direct to your inbox or to the rss feed to see them in your rss reader.)

I’m looking forward to you using the comments box below to share which mental maths strategies have worked well with your child?