Parents ‘must be positive about maths’

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Parents ‘must be positive about maths’

Around three in 10 parents admit making negative comments about maths in front of their children, according to a poll commissioned by the Welsh government.

The Welsh government is launching a new campaign to encourage parents to help children with the subject.

Education Minister Huw Lewis said positive attitudes at home were vital.

He said: “It’s fair to say that maths is suffering from an image problem, and as today’s poll demonstrates, there is still work to do to change the view in some quarters which is that maths isn’t really important and that it doesn’t really matter what we say to children about it.

It aims to counter the view that it is normal or acceptable to be bad at maths, emphasising its role as a vital part of everyday life.

How do you speak about Maths in your house?

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