Thursday, 19 September 2013
Learning About Mean & Averages
My kids do not have any scheduled Maths lessons. When they want to learn something they ask me. For example my daughter recently wanted to learn how to add a list of large numbers so I taught her long addition. When they are keen and ready I find they are able to learn most things quickly. But there is also a great deal of Maths in every day life. For example I run a small business and my son often helps me book the post in. To do this he needs to weight each bag and then work out the average weight of each item and select the right Royal Mail code depending on the size of the parcels. As a result of this he is pretty confident with means and averages.