Adolescence Childhood

How to support your child’s maths learning at home

Expert: Professor Jo Van Herwegen
Masterclass structure: 12 lessons (33:14 minutes)

About this class

Maths is a subject that many children (and parents) struggle with. More and more, parents are using maths apps to help their children’s maths learning. But how do we know if these apps really work? When can children start using these apps? Should you go for a paid app or are free apps equally good? In this masterclass, you will learn everything you need to know about maths apps and also about many other maths related topics, such as if maths ability is inherited or how to best help your child with their maths homework. This masterclass is of interest to all parents and caregivers whose children struggle with maths.

About the expert

Professor Jo van Herwegen is an Associate Professor in Developmental Psychology at University College London. Her research focuses on improving educational outcomes, especially for students with special educational needs. She is an internationally recognised expert on development in Williams syndrome and Down syndrome. Leading from her research on neurodiverse populations, she has focused her expertise to mathematical development in also typical populations and those with learning difficulties such as dyscalculia. She is the Head of Research at the Institute of Education Psychology and Human Development.

Lessons in this class

12 Lessons (33:14min)
The complete masterclass 32:23
1. Lesson - Meet your expert 2:38
2. Lesson - Can babies count? 2:10
3. Lesson - Maths is all around us 2:06
4. Lesson - Are people good or bad at maths? 4:05
5. Lesson - Is maths ability inherited? 2:00
6. Lesson - Maths Apps: Do they work? 2:17
7. Lesson - How to choose a good maths App 1:33
8. Lesson - Are there differences between free and paid maths Apps 1:21
9. Lesson - At what age can children use maths Apps? 3:10
10. Lesson - Is grouping children based on ability positive or negative? 5:02
11. Lesson - Maths homework: Best practices 5:33
12. Lesson - Take home message 1:19

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