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FAQ for Parents

01. Why has this resource been created?

'Maths at home – Support for busy parents' offers short, fun, videos for many aspects of Maths that schools teach in Reception (EYFS) and Years 1 – 6 (Key Stage 1 & 2). The video clips explain a topic and how it is taught, and show you how to bring it to life at home.

02. Who can access this resource?

To access the resource at home, you will need to use your child's LGfL USO log in. If you are unsure of the username or password, please speak with your child's teacher.

03. Who has helped create this resource?

The Maths at home resource was designed by expert Maths teachers at Anson Primary School in Brent. Anson is an award-winning school and well-known for their excellent use of technology to enhance teaching and learning.

04. Which parts of the National Curriculum does this resource cover?

Maths at home is available for Reception and Years 1 – 6, covering the key elements of Maths that the government says your child should know.

05. Is this resource aimed at teachers or for students to use independently?

As the name suggests, Maths at home was designed with parents in mind, but teachers may decide to set a video for homework. You will get the best use out of the site if you log in with your child to a section currently being studied at school.

06. What are the different ways in which I can use this resource?

You will get the best out of the site if you look at a section currently being studied at school. But equally you may decide to browse other sections for revision/catch-up purposes, or to find out how you can help with Maths in general.

FAQ for Teachers

01. Why has this resource been created?

Maths at home has been created by LGfL as part of a strategic response to two key challenges: the revised National Curriculum came into use in September 2014, heralding key changes to what and how young people are taught Maths. But what makes this resource unique is its target audience: it has been designed for parents, aiming to bridge the disconnect between school and home.

Many parents want to support their children's learning but do not know how to or what is being taught. This is particularly the case in Maths, a subject which has changed massively in schools over the past generation. That is why LGfL commissioned specialist teachers at Anson Primary School in Brent to break down the entire Primary curriculum and make a short video clip to illustrate each aspect of Maths, how it is taught, and how it can be applied at home.

02. Who can access this resource?

Maths at home is available to all schools with an LGfL connection. The entire aim of Maths at home is that parents and pupils will log on together at home to view and use the resources. Users from LGfL-connected schools can access the resource outside school by simply entering their USO login credentials. When teachers and students use Maths at home in school, there is no need to log in.

03. Who has helped create this resource?

The Maths at home resource was designed by expert Maths teachers at Anson Primary School in Brent. Anson is an award-winning school and well-known as a hotbed of creativity.

04. Which parts of the National Curriculum does this resource cover?

Maths at home has an overview video for Early Years and 100% coverage of the new (2014) Maths National Curriculum at KS1 and KS2. The resource itself includes a comprehensive mapping document, and the LGfL Curriculum Central search tool has also been updated to reflect the wide range of links within the resource and how they link to different parts of the National Curriculum.

05. Is this resource aimed at teachers or for students to use independently?

As the name suggests, Maths at home was designed with parents in mind, but teachers are encouraged to view and use the site and maybe set a video for homework. Best practice will involve parents and children logging on together to view a video on a topic currently being studied at school.

06. What are the different ways in which I can use this resource?

Every aspect of the programme of study has its own video, and where appropriate, worksheets are also provided. The resource will mainly be used at home, but teachers may use for in-class revision or to set as homework. Video 'embed' codes allow teachers to disaggregate video material into a learning platform and build their own learning pathways through the curriculum-linked activities.

07. My students have created high-quality work as a result of using this resource. How can I share their achievement?

We are always keen to hear from teachers whose use of our resources has led to exceptional student achievement, and would be delighted to see examples of this. Please contact contentsupport@lgfl.net, or use the above form to contact us.

System requirements and Feedback

01. What are the system requirements for this website?

This website has been designed to work on a wide range of systems but please be aware that it contains a large number of HD videos, so loading times may vary depending on the specification of your computer and the speed of your internet connection. Checking the following things can also improve your viewing experience:

Screen resolution

The website has been designed to be viewed on a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels but for the best viewing experience you should set your resolution and colours to their highest possible settings. You or your system administrator can do this by going to Control Panel >> Display Settings on your PC.

Screen Resolution

Browser usage

While this website may work on older web browsers, we recommend using one of the following for the best experience:

If you're having problems, check that you're using the most up-to-date version of your web browser.

This website is not compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 7.0 and below due to the technical limitations and lack of support for this web browser.

JavaScript is enabled

To use some elements of this website you will need to have JavaScript enabled in your web browser. You or your system administrator can do this by doing the following:

Internet Explorer

Internet Options/Security/Custom Level... and Enable Active Scripting.

JavaScript enabled in IE

Firefox

Options/Content... and Enable JavaScript.

JavaScript enabled in Firefox

02. I have a suggestion on how the resource can be improved – how can I feedback my ideas?

We really do want to know what you think, and where appropriate, improve the resource based on feedback from end-users. Use this online feedback form to send us your thoughts.