I am struggling. I wish they’d play games with it at school so I could support his learning. Trying to introduce games at home witout support at school is hard. Homework such as,”learn your 3 and 4 times tables for homework” is unhelpful for unmotivated, “this is too hard, why would I bother? kids”

help!

]]>Learning and developing strategies is important, but without sufficient maths knowledge, this becomes increasingly difficult – strategies and knowledge go hand-in-hand, both helping to develop the other.

Having said that, each student/person is different, and we all learn in different ways. If Kid A finds this method beneficial – and, vitally, they understand the why and how of the sums/equations – then why not use it? If it doesn’t work for Kid B, then there is no reason to use it. As teachers, we need to know each of our students, and what works for them.

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