Maths Support for Parents/Carers

Education Scotland has developed a glossary for parents and carers of children and young people in the Broad General Education phase in Scottish schools (Nursery to Secondary 3).

Below are some documents with key vocabulary and solutions to help you and your child(ren) to feel more confident when talking about and supporting them in their learning of numeracy and mathematics.

READ: The Importance of Numeracy and Mathematics

It provides clear definitions of some of the commonly used terms in numeracy and mathematics which are organised into 15 organisers (click on the relevant areas of Numeracy and Mathematics that is relevant):

  1. Angle, Symmetry and Transformation
  2. Data and Analysis
  3. Estimation and Rounding
  4. Expressions and Equations
  5. Fractions, Decimal Fractions and Percentages
  6. Ideas of Chance and Uncertainty
  7. Mathematics: Its Impact on the Past, Present and Future
  8. Measurement
  9. Money
  10. Multiples, Factors and Primes
  11. Number and Number Processes
  12. Patterns and Relationships
  13. Powers and Roots
  14. Properties of 2D Shapes and 3D Objects
  15. Time