Mathematics or Numeracy as it is called in Primary Schools today is one of the most important subjects in the curriculum, yet sometimes the most feared by both children and parents.
The way maths is taught today is probably very different to when you were at school.
Numbers are a very big part of everyday living and therefore a important subject for your children. It can be quite easy to help them practice mental maths and times tables which will help them at school considerably.
Ask your child to show you what they are learning at the present moment in school. If this is a method you don't understand ask their teacher to explain (you won't be the only one who doesn't understand these methods), or get some worksheets from the Internet. Remember practice makes perfect.
Another idea to help with mathematics is to pay for something at the shop and get your child to work out the correct change, this will help them with money calculations. Every little bit of help you give will help your child grow in confidence.
See below for maths worksheets that are free in your child's year.