Why Kids Hate Math Read more here...
As a parent we want our children to be happy and to enjoy everything-so what do you do when you know your child hates math and tells you so?
Holidays Drain The Brain! Read more here...
So it’s time for the kids to head back and as parents we all start clicking into school mode, or let’s face it a case of the guilts for all we promised ourselves we would do, but didn't. Now you find yourself starting to read a bit more...
3 Great Tips To Push The ‘Reset Button’ For The New School Year! Read more here...
The summer holidays are always a time to let things go; routines all go by the by. Now that the new school year is just around the corner- it's time to rein it all in. Here are 3 great tips to make it less painful.
How To Make Christmas Work For You. Read more here...
At Christmas, both parents and children are bombarded with images and material, trying to get you to buy. It is literally impossible to escape - so here's a way to make it work for you!
What Is An IEP? Read more here...
Have you heard of an IEP? All schools have them. If you have a child with special learning or behavioural needs, then it is really important that you understand what an IEP is meant for.
So Talking Out Loud Isn't Mad After All? Read more here...
When did maths take a back seat when we are talking to our children? Find out 5 ways you can make your child a better mathematician by talking out loud!
3 Fun Card Games That Rock 'n' Roll Maths! Read more here...
Every parents wants to help their child to be good at maths, but how do you do this without being condemned to the 'nagging parent' box?
Bad Behaviour? Are You Really Seeing The Problem? Read more here...
There is nothing worse than being contacted about your child’s 'bad behavior' in school. But what if there was a more basic reason- one that neither the teacher or you have picked up on?
MInecraft: The Good And The Great! Read more here...
When did digging holes become so completely fascinating? As parents, we have watched our children become completely mesmerised by Minecraft- why is it so additive and what is great about it?
Ten Year Olds Have Their Say! Read more here...
Parents want the best for their children, this is a fact. We want our children to feel loved and supported in all aspects of school, including homework. But do we really know what our children want from us?
Is All This Typing Actually Damaging Your Child's Learning? Read more here...
Today our children are spending more and more time using computers and tablets - it’s the new whizz bang shiny thing to do-but can this actually be holding your child back?
A Maths Strategy To Make Things Easier: Decomposing Read more here...
Maths is filled with big words that when broken down have simple meanings. One very useful strategy for you and your children to know in maths is how to decompose. It sounds like something in the compost heap - and in some ways it is...
Strategy: The Numeracy Project Read more here...
StayOnTrack worksheets are designed to fit into the numeracy program and strategies used by the New Zealand Maths curriculum. You can have confidence that the worksheets match what is learnt at school but what does the numeracy project really mean?
Lets Get Positive About Maths! Read more here...
Many parents I talk to hated maths as a child, and avoid it as an adult. BUT want their children to be good at maths, because of all the successful flow-on effects. How do you help your child love maths when you feel negative about it?
Hate Maths? Your Attitude Is Catchy! Read more here...
Maths is a subject that people seem to either love or hate. As an adult we become very polarised, either avoiding maths whenever we can, or embracing it in everyday life. But have you thought about how your attitude is affecting your child?
6 Common Maths Myths. Read more here...
As parents, we may have many wrong beliefs about maths and these influence our attitudes towards the subject. Are we damaging our children's learning by passing these beliefs on?
The Christmas Crumble Is Upon Us! Read more here...
The school year has ended and the excitement for the appearance of a jolly man in a red suit is rising! But all parents should be on the alert for the syndrome called 'The Summer Brain Drain' or as I like to call it 'The Christmas Crumble'.
Strategy: Splitting Numbers Into Parts Read more here...
Sometimes working out a problem can be made easier by breaking it down. Smaller and simpler parts or partitioning make the whole problem manageable.
Doubling And Halving: A Strategy To Help Your Children Read more here...
Sometimes, our children look at a maths problem and refuse to go any further- why? Because it looks too hard! This is frustrating so how can we, as parents, help them? By using strategies to make things easier!
Does Your Child Never Sit Still? How To Help Our Kinaesthetic Learners! Read more here...
Children who learn kinaesthetically find it hard to keep still; they are the 'fidget midgets', the 'ants in the pants' kids! As parents how can we encourage the best from our children when they can't stay in one place for more than 5 minutes?
Everybody Loves Praise! Read more here...
We all love to be told we are doing a great job and our children are no different. But how do we praise effectively?
Board Games: How To Build Family Bonds And Math Knowledge In One Sitting! Read more here...
In today's busy world it is becoming increasingly hard to slow down but sometimes as a parent you just need to allow yourself a moment to breathe and spend quality time with your children. The solution: Board Games!
After One Year At School:Numeracy Stages 2-3 (Level One Worksheets) Read more here...
To be able to get the most for our children, we need to be able to understand the different stages of maths our children are learning. The most powerful impact parents have is when we can work at home, on the same things the school is doing.
Solving The Issue: How To Work Productively With Your Child's Teacher Read more here...
It can be difficult to know what to do when your child comes home upset about an issue at school. It brings every protective bone in your body to the fore. What should your next step be?
Maths In The Kitchen - Yummy Learning Read more here...
Learning about maths in the kitchen is not only reinforcing the basic facts, it is also fun...and you get to eat the homework! Try it with our yummy BANANA CHOC CHIP MUFFIN recipe.
Starting School: What Is Expected Of Your Child? Numeracy Stage One(Level One Worksheets) Read more here...
As a parent you want to make the transition from home to school an easy one- and activities that are done both at school and at home can help make this change seamless. Knowing what to expect ahead of time is extra helpful.
School Holidays! Still Time To Practice Read more here...
So it's the School Holidays- here are 8 Simple Reasons why it's Essential your child continues to Practice their Math's Basic Facts!
Things That Make You Go 'AH!' Open Ended Questions! Read more here...
How do you move your child forward when they become 'stuck'. Sadly children are not born with a flip-top head that we can open and see what is going on in there, so what is the next best thing?
Stop The Madness! Homework And How To Help When Your Child Gets Stuck! Read more here...
What can you do as a parent, when your child has had enough, when they are frustrated by a hard problem and just want to stop? Here are some practical tips to keep the family sanity levels intact!
One Size Fits All? The VARK Learning Model Gives You Choice. Read more here...
Different children learn differently. Providing children with a way of learning that appeals and works for them is a step to helping them achieve.
Numeracy Stages - Empowering Parents To Understand Read more here...
We all want to understand how our children are progressing - but do we really understand the language? Here is an explanation of number expectation within our schools.
How To Keep Your School Mornings Calm. Read more here...
The start of the day can often be the most challenging part of a parents school day. Here are a few hints to help you out.
What Does A Great Study Space Look Like? Read more here...
There are certain factors that create a space ready for learning to take place. Let's get practical!
Commutative- A Big Word Meaning 'Two For The Price Of One!' Read more here...
There are so many huge words within the education system, that it is little wonder that a parent can feel confused and overwhelmed. So let's break it down! It's not supposed to be a secret!
Do We Really Need To Practice Our Basic Facts Maths Everyday? Read more here...
Have you heard the old adage of 'use it or lose it'? It's true!

There are many great reasons to practice everyday, some of the outcomes may surprise you!
Family Of Facts-You Know More Than You Think! Read more here...
Did you know that if your child knows one fact-they actually know four facts! It's a great feeling to point this out to your child and then watch them make the connections!
Skip Counting: Setting The Scene For Timetables! Read more here...
Skip counting is one of the first and most valuable strategies your child can learn. Skip counting... the gateway to multiplication.
Getting It Right In Maths- The Parent Teacher Interview. Read more here...
How many times have you come out of a Parent-Teacher interview frustrated because, even though a lot had been said, you still weren't really sure how your child was doing?
Parent Teacher Interviews- Midyear Read more here...
StayOnTrack has 15 pointed questions to ask at the mid year Parent-Teacher Interview so you can know how well your child is doing!
Numeracy Stage 4: Advanced Counting (StayOnTrack Level 2) Read more here...
Things are getting tricky-so how do I help my child?
Numeracy Stage 0 - Emergent (Level 1 Worksheets) Read more here...
Our level 1 worksheets cater for your first stage or emergent child. Learn what is expected and some tricks to help them.
Coping With Maths Anxiety Read more here...
How to calm the storm! Helping your child cope with Maths Anxiety.
Maths Anxiety Read more here...
Remember that fear of maths? Well it's called maths anxiety and it's real!
Natural Exposure: Looking At The Maths That Surrounds Us. Read more here...
Maths is everywhere! It is in everything we do! We need our children to see how much fun maths is and to enjoy mathematics for the wonderful adventure it is!

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