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Learning Tip: Newspaper word problems

Make use of newspapers to engage your child in real-world mathematics problems and considerations. The front page features articles about English cities and other cities and countries across the globe. With a map, globe or online map, talk to your child about how far away the different cities are from your home, using distances in both miles and kilometres.

Advertisements provide lots of opportunity for children to use simple calculations—like adding up the cost of several items they might like to buy.