Maths skills are vital in everyday life. Please support your child in becoming a confident mathematician by discussing the maths involved in these “real life” situations:


  • Tell the time using an analogue clock/watch.
  • Convert between analogue and digital time, 12 and 24 hour time.
  • Work out what time it will be in ____ minutes.
  • Work out how many minutes it is until a certain time.


  • Weighing ingredients when cooking/baking.
  • Measuring length in art/craft activities.

Handling money

  • Coin recognition.
  • Totalling the cost when shopping.
  • Calculating change when shopping.
  • Calculating discounts when shopping in the sales.