Numeracy at Home: Involving parents in mathematics education (2012)

Many parents feel uninformed about current educational practices and how they can be more involved with their child’s learning. 

Parental involvement in the form of 'at-home' interest and support has a major influence on pupils’ educational outcomes and attitudes. However many parents feel uninformed about current educational practices and how they can be more involved with their child’s learning.  

A number of initiatives have been implemented internationally (Australia) to encourage home-school links. They give parents the opportunity to engage in discussions about mathematics teaching, enjoy doing mathematics, are keen to develop their own mathematical content knowledge and want to gain a better understanding of mathematics. 

 

Tracey Muir. 2012. “Numeracy at Home: Involving Parents in Maths Education.”