This blog will focus on Maths GCSE but will also include some primary school numeracy:-
1) Show my notes as I help my children prepare for their Maths GCSE exams.
2) Share my experience with anyone else studying Maths (up to Maths GCSE)
3) Understand how Maths is taught today and how it compares to my maths school experience.
I was amazed to read in the Guardian that nationally 22% of 11–16 year-olds had private tuition and that in London that figure rockets to 43%!
Its over 30 years since I studied Maths so its probably not surprising that I couldn’t immediately help with my daughter’s homework. My first thought was to learn with my children but I thought they would probably become impatient as they watched me struggle. Then it struck me, my children are only 10 and 12 so I had a few years before they would start Maths GCSE, why not find out all about the syllabus, get a book and study so I could help them.
MyMaths blog will document my ups and downs and provide a resource for like minded parents. I must admit I don’t know what I’m getting into and will need all the help I can get. If you have any tips or useful links please pass them on.
I will use the blog to record my notes as I go through the Maths GCSE syllabus. Please feel free to leave comments and ask questions. Please note that I am not a Maths teacher and my only qualification is Maths O Level (in the seventies this was the equivalent to Maths GCSE today).