The National Literacy Trust is committed to raising literacy levels in struggling areas. They believe this can be done most effectively, and economically, by targeting a range of interventions in the communities that need them the most.
In a time of economic instability, low literacy makes individuals and communities more vulnerable to inequality. Low literacy is highest in areas of deprivation. When these areas are subject to public sector cuts and high unemployment, the risks of exclusion are only increased. The National Literacy Trust believes that a coordinated local campaign to improve literacy levels can help buffer communities from this. We are working collaboratively with partner organisations and using data to target a range of local and national initiatives to individuals, families and communities that need the support the most.
1. Choose the times table you are going to work on.
2. Slip it into the left hand slot.
3. Wind the cord around Maths Wrap so that you link the questions to the right answer.
4. If the answers are all correct, the cord will match with the red lines on the back of the card.
5. Well done – now try the next times table!
As a special bonus we’re also including the Maths Wrap Pack – a FREE 16 page booklet crammed with fascinating maths facts, games, puzzles and tricks to amaze your friends.
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Children copy off their parents, so isn’t it time we started to encourage them to read and write. It’s not rocket science, sitting down to read a story at bed time or playing a game of snakes & ladders, as the advert says “Simples” My daughter learned to count to 100 by playing Bingo on a Saturday night. Family games night was a must in our house, we didn’t go out, we prefered to spend our weekends at home with the family. Our friends, those that didn’t have young children, understood we needed to be at home, they loved coming over for the night and getting out the Bingo, Snakes & Ladders, Cluedo and Scrabble. Then we moved onto camping and out came the cards. Now I’m no expert on card games, in fact I don’t even know the different suits, but the fun we had sitting round the campsite being eaten to death by midges while playing Old Maid or Beggar My Neighbour, kowing my daughter was learning while having fun was for me very satisfying. Teachers have enough to deal with, so come on parents, take responsiblity and show your children how it’s done.