Supporting Maths at Home

Ever wondered how to support your child with additional maths at home? Well here are some excellent tips, hints and resources that we hope will help.

Supporting your child at home

  • Look for numbers everywhere – on signs, number plates, front doors

  • Play games which include counting or number recognition e.g. snakes and ladders, snap, ludo.

  • Practise counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10

  • Looking at the time – concentrating on o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to.

  • Letting your child handle money and work out how much things cost, how much change is needed, different ways of making the same amount e.g. 10p = 1x10p, 2x5ps, 5x2ps, 10x1ps

  • Talk about different measurements and quantities e.g. amount of milk in milk bottle, drink in a carton or can, weight of pasta in a bag

  • Get children involved in cooking and weighing out different ingredients e.g. flour or water

  • Practise times tables (little and often).


Website links


Bar modelling guidance

Bar Modelling Help SheetBar Modelling 1

Bar Modelling 2

Bar Modelling 3


Bar Modelling Comparative Model 1 NON-WORDED Questions Answers
Bar Modelling Comparative Model 1 WORDED Questions Answers
Bar Modelling Comparative Model 1 CHALLENGE Questions Answers


Other resources (including past SATs questions and the times tables Singapore)

Times Tables SingaporeFolder of maths resources

Holiday Packs

Y4-Y5 Holiday Maths Pack

Y5-Y6 Holiday Maths Pack