Students and their parents in Baulkham Hills are being encouraged to embrace mathematics with a new campaign aiming to shift attitudes towards the subject.
The campaign is part of the broader NSW mathematics strategy, which is supporting schools and students to succeed in this critical subject.
Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott said mathematics is part of life and we need to encourage our kids to take on maths with a positive attitude.
“Parents and carers play a big role in how their children engage with their studies and particularly maths,” Mr Elliott said.
“This campaign is about encouraging parents and carers to engage with their child’s maths studies.”
The new campaign will feature a social campaign and resource hub, Everyday maths, is a NSW-first. The resources are designed for parents and carers to help them engage with their children’s mathematics learning, supporting them to feel more confident in teaching and talking with their child about mathematics.
This strategy also includes funding that will strengthen mathematics teaching.
Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said mathematics is everywhere and mastering it will help our children succeed in anything they choose to do.
“For parents, maths homework can be confronting, this campaign is asking parents and carers to be positive and involved in their child’s mathematics education,” Ms Mitchell said.
As part of the NSW Curriculum Reform, the NSW Department of Education will work with the NSW Education Standards Authority and Skills and Higher Education to design and develop mathematics course for students K-12.