Count On Norfolk

Maths can be exciting!  There are lots of ways that parents and carers can help children get excited about using maths and numeracy in everyday activities such as cooking, handling money, playing board games, and by talking about times, distances, speed and so on.

Count On Norfolk is our campaign to help families with children aged 0-11 build a really positive attitude towards maths in everyday life.

Thank you to everyone who entered our Count On Norfolk Christmas competition!

Although we could only draw three lucky winners to receive a maths prize, everyone can think about how to use maths every single day in interesting ways - see below for ideas and tips.

If you're curious about the answers to the competition, here they are:

All the questions were based on the famous song ‘The 12 days of Christmas’.

  1. There are lots of birds mentioned in the song. But how many birds are given on day 12? (23)
  2. How many people are mentioned on day 12? (50)
  3. There are 8 maids and their bucket holds 5 litres. How much milk is there? (40)
  4. Add these numbers all together – how many more presents can Santa fit in his sleigh? (113)
  1. There are lots of birds mentioned in the song. But how many birds are given in total across the 12 days? (184 birds)
  2. All of the people mentioned in the song are wearing shoes. But how many shoes will there be in total across the 12 days? (280 shoes)
  3. If the capacity of each maid’s bucket is 6.5 litres. How much milk can be given in total across the 12 days? (260 litres)
  4. Add these numbers all together – how many more presents can Santa fit in his sleigh? (724)

Find more ideas and tips online

As a parent or carer, you don’t need to be brilliant at maths to support your child’s learning. The most important thing is exploring ideas together that involve numbers, shapes and working things out.

We’ve hand-picked some of the best websites with ideas and tips for exploring maths with different age groups below.