Often, with numeracy problems, it is not the problem that is difficult but the terminology. This is particularly aparent for problems such as, ‘ Twenty nine minus sixteen equals?’ or ‘What is the product of nine and ten?’. There are many good mental arithmetic books that your child can use to practise numeracy skills which will ensure they become accustomed to seeing and using numeracy terminology. You can also use flash cards. Make flashcards with the words below and write the answers on the back of the cards. You can then use these as memory aids or play games with them.
Here is a list of numeracy terminology that your child needs to be familiar with.
This is a list of terms that are frequently used in numeracy, this is not a fully inclusive list. Please see this link for numeracy terms and definitions.
half increase decrease remainder difference
quarter double equals minus sign
estimate odd even twice fortnight
fraction decimal quarter second first
fourth total plus midday product
share hour minute dozen month