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Cool Math is a popular educational website with maths games and activities to help your child learn. (American websites use the spelling "math" where we in Ireland say "maths"). Click on the yellow activity link below to explore the website.
If you want to go straight to lessons and games to do with decimals click here.
Maths makes sense to children when they use it in everyday life - like measuring things, working out distances, estimating food for dinner or money for groceries. The more opportunities you give your child to use the maths they learn at school through everyday activities the more they will understand and enjoy working with numbers.
Discuss maths that you see around you. For example, talk about sales in shops – half price, 25% off, what is good value? Or how much will the item cost after the discount?
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