Using Maths in Real Life

  • Go shopping with your child to buy two or three items. Ask them to work out the total amount spent and how much change you will get. 
  • Plan an outing during the holidays. Ask your child to think about what time you will need to set off and how much money you will need to take. 
  • Use a bus or train timetable. Ask your child to work out how long a journey between two places should take? Go on the journey. Do you arrive earlier or later than expected? How much earlier/later? 
  • Use a TV guide. Ask your child to work out the length of their favourite programmes. Can they calculate how long they spend watching TV each day / each week? 
  • Help your child to scale a recipe up or down to feed the right amount of people.
  • Work together to plan a party or meal on a budget.