My daughter is 10 (year 5) and she is struggling with maths homework. I’ve spoken to the teacher about extra help but there are other children in the class who need more support. Can anyone recommend any books / websites or apps to help please? I think some of it is a confidence thing too. Also has anyone had good experiences with private tutors? Thanks.
My son (now 17 yo and in 12th grade) has a private math tutor who comes to the house for an hour a week and that's been a huge help - math anxiety vanquished! So if you can afford it and can locate one I strongly recommend it. But try Khan Academy first.
Here's another tip that you didn't hear from me . If you copy and paste a math word problem into google there's a very good chances that it and the solution are posted on line somewhere and google will find it.
My 9 yo Dd in y5 started with a private tutor during summer hols. Has done wonders for her maths confidence already. Her tutor is a recently retired ks2 maths lead from a local school. She has been wonderful. 45 mins pw.
"no other way of finding the method of solving a particular type of word problem"
This can't be a good thing, because it suggest school is setting homework without teaching children properly, or if you are talking about something you set him on your own, he should be learning how to solve it in the first place.
It's not a good thing. He's had math teachers who assigned homework ahead of covering the topic in class or went over the material so quickly that DS didn't understand it. If he had had a textbook to refer to it wouldn't have been a problem.
The SAT's are scored from 400 to 800. A score of 710 put him in the 94th percentile.
Thanks everyone. DD is quite good with literacy and she gets annoyed with herself if she doesn’t understand something straight away! Maths is very black and white and she will give up easily doing homework if she can’t do it straight away. The methods she uses for working something out is very different to how I was taught! This is why I wondered if there are any good websites etc out there. I think the tutor just once a week might be useful for confidence building.
I’d suggest speaking to the teacher and explaining you want to help your daughter but don’t want to show her a different method to the school. They should be able to give you the calculation policy so that whoever helps your child is following their methods otherwise a tutor risks teaching her alternatives.