Secondary School parent support

Welcome to our Secondary School parent support page!

Helping your kids to do maths at home can be  a positive experience!  Maths is taught and learned differently by kids these days.  It is about understanding the reasoning and using strategies to do maths. Focus on thinking and having a go, not about right or wrong!

These page provide information and resources to help you support your children at home, to increase their interest and engagement in maths. If you need something else that may help contact us at office@mav.vic.edu.au

Hints and tips for supporting kids at home

 

Maths at home. Top 5 tips for parents of lower secondary students

Concerned about how you support your children at home with maths? Make it a positive experience. 

Maths at home - top 5 tips

Maths is all around you. Top 5 tips for parents

Find out more about how you can support your children to explore maths around you at home, and while doing daily activties.

Maths is all around you

7 WAYS PARENTS CAN HELP THEIR KIDS WITH MATHS: From one meddling, maths-mad mother to another

An article by Danijela Draskovic, MAV Edcuation Consultant:

"Now you don’t need to be ‘good at maths’ yourself to foster mathematical thinking in your children. In fact, you don’t even need to have any of the answers. Parents need to just recognise opportunities for mathematical exploration and need to practice asking good questions. It is up to the child to discover the answers."

7 WAYS PARENTS CAN HELP THEIR KIDS WITH MATHS

Helping your kids learn maths at home doesn't have to be daunting

Article in The Age, May 2020. Read more here.

Read article

 

Games, activities and other resources

 
Our MAVshop also has a number of other products for parents, including games and puzzle books for students. You can check out the parent catalogue here, and all products can be purchased in our MAVshop. Parent Resources - Secondary

VCE Students revison tip sheets!

 

VCE maths revision: Top 6 Tips for Students.

Need study tips for VCE maths success? Making ongoing summaries, joining revision programs, and showing all working step-by-step are all part of what leads to success. Find out more.

VCE Maths Revision

Good study habits: 5 tips for students.

Good study habits lead to sucess, if you need a few ideas on how to get set-up and prepared for study, check out our tip sheet now.

Good Study Habits

VCE Revision Program for students

VCE Revision Program for studentsMAV runs a  VCE program for year 12 maths Methods, Further Maths and Specialist Maths. These include self-paced, interactive online courses.

All course videos are delivered by highly qualified, experienced teachers who are current VCAA exam assessors. This means that the information the students receive will be the most relevant and up-to-date, and the tips will be based on where students typically make mistakes in their VCE exams. Furthermore, technology videos will be created by TI and CASIO experts.

Registrations for 2020 revision program are now open. Visit this page for more information.

"The speakers seemed really experienced, and helped us feel much more confident about our approach to the exam. I felt it was really beneficial hearing from examiners, as they provided insight into the exam that we are not able to get from teachers at school. I would highly recommend the revision lectures to all VCE students - whether you use it as revision of content, or even just to get helpful exam tips!"

For more information on the 2020 VCE Revision Program contact Danijela Draskovic.

Ideas and activities

Numeracy at home, Department of Education and Training

Information, advice and activities for families to help their child's numeracy learning at home.

http://numeracyguidedet.global2.vic.edu.au/numeracy-at-home/

How to learn maths: For students (secondary), YouCubed, Stanford Universtiy

How to Learn Math is a free self-paced class for learners of all levels of mathematics. It combines really important information on the brain and learning with new evidence on the best ways to approach and learn math effectively. Many people have had negative experiences with math, and end up disliking math or failing. This class will give learners of math the information they need to become powerful math learners, it will correct any misconceptions they have about what math is, and it will teach them about their own potential to succeed and the strategies needed to approach math effectively.

https://www.edx.org/course/how-to-learn-math-for-students-2

Apps

 

Made By Maths

The Explore your world walk on the Made By Maths app can be conducted in any build environment. It draws upon features such as fences, door knobs and grates.

Infinite Voyager

Infinite Voyage

Activities level up to year 10 standard. Infinite Voyage takes place on a spaceship that is searching for suitable places where humankind can relocate. To keep the spaceship running, there are a variety of maths based challenges and games to complete. 

the dance of geometry

The Dance of Geometry

This app contains a number of geometric challenges, for example finding a side length or an area which is part of a composite shape. It is presented as a game, with varying levels of difficulty.

   

At home learing support