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The Everyday Maths Project

Based at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Bristol, and the Sheffield Institute of Education at Sheffield Hallam University, the Everyday Maths Project’s approach is all about finding the Maths in everyday life. It wishes to increase the amount of mathematical talk in families, by helping parents 'find the maths' in everyday activity. It launched an exciting new (FREE) tool kit to support this in November 2015.

Research indicates that increasing the amount that parents talk to children about Maths is one of the best ways to help them learn. Rather than just the school Maths/homework, though, parents are encouraged to help in more informal ways talk about maths that is involved in their everyday family life, outside of school.

The project has grown from work funded by the Nuffield Foundation, during a project led by Dr Tim Jay (Sheffield Hallam University) and Dr Jo Rose (University of Bristol). The project started in January 2013, with Dr Ben Simmons working on the project as a researcher. It began by working with parents in around 20 primary schools in Bristol, to help them understand parents' ideas, attitudes and concerns regarding their children's Maths learning. Then from September 2013, it started working with four schools to develop workshops for parents. After the project finished, it was awarded an additional grant from the ESRC to develop resources for schools and parents based on the findings. This website was created to share what was learned during the project and to share the materials and resources that were produced.

All of the resources are free for schools and parents to download and use – as long as users register with the site before it is downloaded. This information is only needed to determine who is interested in the project, and how the resources are being used. Details will not be shared with anyone else. 

If a parent requires a paper copy of the information on the school's website, please contact us and this will be provided free of charge