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Sunny200 Tue 03-Oct-17 19:58:09

My daughter is 7 and has just started year 3. She is struggling with her maths to the point that she is unable to do simple sums and counting to a hundred. Last year we spent some time at home on it and she improved but since the summer she has forgotten it. The school want us to teach her at home to get back up to speed, but isn't this something they should be doing. We also want to get her tested for dyscalculia but are finding it hard for them to do this. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Ricekrispie22 Tue 03-Oct-17 20:05:42

Yes the school should be helping her, but if you want her to improve (which you've shown that she is capable of with some extra home help) then I'd do extra with her yourself. Get her tested independently.

user789653241 Tue 03-Oct-17 20:40:44

Yes, of course school should be helping, but it's way better if you can help her at home as well, even 5 minutes a day.
If you really want to get tested, I would go private too.


FinallyGotAnIPhone Tue 03-Oct-17 21:39:15

My DD is the same. She has just gone into Y3. She is on an IEP at school and receiving extra support. I try to help at home with doodle maths (an app) and I bought some numicon but it's hard.

Msqueen33 Tue 03-Oct-17 21:42:49

Both my year 3 and year 4 child find maths hard. Both have undiagnosed dyscalculia (it was suggested by an experienced maths tutor). My husband is very good at maths so finds it frustrating. I was shocking at maths and still am so find it hard to help them. I'm well educated but I find what they have to learn at such a young astonishing.

Bitlost Tue 03-Oct-17 22:43:03

School should be helping of course but is psssing the buck. Sounds very much like ours at ks1. Have you looked at other schools? Is it possible for you to hire a tutor?

ElfrideSwancourt Wed 04-Oct-17 06:28:22

I’m sure the teacher is doing their best- remember they will have 29 other children to teach as well. Ask what specifically your DD needs help with- is she confident with her number bonds to 10 and 20?
Ask for a meeting with the teacher and work together- I’m sure the teacher will be able to suggest what you can do to support her that will make the most difference.

Sunny200 Wed 04-Oct-17 18:32:48

Thanks for the advice. The teacher came and spoke to me today, they have given her a diagnostic test to work out where she is at and we are having a meeting with the teacher and the head of maths at the end of the week. They are going to do some extra work with her and will send some stuff home. Feeling better now.!!!!

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