A new campaign in Wales has been launched by the Welsh Government’s Department for Education and Skills (DfES) to encourage parents to be more positive about their numeracy skills.
The aim of this campaign is to raise awareness of numeracy and encourage adults to stop saying ‘I can’t do maths’ in front of their children. Education Minister Huw Lewis outlines the issues.
DfES Wales have produced some great resources as part of this campaign, including a short video showing how valuable it is to be positive about maths, and an infographic with great tips for parents of children aged 3-11.
Central to the campaign is the What You Say Counts Facebook page - join to share top tips for helping your children feel positive about maths. There's also the chance to win a family day out at Techniquest in Cardiff or Techniquest Glyndwr in Wrexham.
We fully support the What You Say Counts campaign - the work of DfES Wales complements National Numeracy's overall messaging as well as the aims of our Parental Engagement project.