PARENTS are struggling to help with their children’s maths homework, says a new survey.
Around a fifth of parents with children aged six to 16 have admitted that they get scared trying to answer number questions – and they often get them wrong when they do! In fact 52% of parents said that they get the answers incorrect and 17% tell their kids to ask their maths teacher for help instead.
Many parents revealed that as soon as their children go to secondary school they particularly struggle to help out with maths homework, as they don’t have the skills to answer the questions. The survey was carried out by the Open University Business School’s research centre and the True Potential Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance.