As the annual exam period for SATS, GCSE and A Levels approach, children as young as 11 are busy revising. With many people struggling when it comes to maths, some parents and carers might be worried about how to help their child prepare for their maths exam in particular. Multiply is here to help. If you're looking to improve your own maths skills and feel more confident supporting your child, there are free courses available across every area of Essex.
Maths is essential to our everyday lives and we use it more than we realise – from cooking and shopping, to DIY. The courses are being delivered as part of wider efforts to improve adult numeracy in the county. In addition to courses to help parents and carers, there are also courses to help adults aged 19 and over manage their personal finances and build confidence using numbers at work.
Exam top tips
Find other top tips below to help your child prepare for their exams:
- Work hard, play hard. Exams are stressful and there should always be a balance between revision and rest. Be sure to carve out some time to relax and have fun.
- Short bursts are best. Working for too long could cause burnout. Try supporting your child to study in short bursts – you could even use a timer to make it more exciting.
- Do past exam papers. One of the best ways to help your child know what to expect in their exam is to do past papers. Practising the skills needed when they are not under pressure will help them when it comes to the real thing.
- Keep talking. Once exams start, your child may start to feel the pressure. Encourage them to be kind to themselves and let them know that you are proud of them no matter the outcome.