Success at maths is essential for your child’s future

There is no doubting the importance of mathematics in everyday life. It is a subject that promotes reasoning, creativity, abstract and spatial thinking, problem-solving, and communication.

The learning of mathematics is analogous to building a wall. Starting in primary school, the foundation goes in and each row of bricks is placed on top. Without a solid foundation the wall begins to wobble as the student progresses up through third, fourth, fifth, and sixth class when more complex concepts and more demanding skills are encountered. This will result in a student, who although perfectly capable of mastering maths, begins to lose confidence and starts to doubt his/her ability to keep up with his/her peers.

For more than five years now, FCL Galway has been in the business of helping young people, from senior infants to Junior Cert, achieve their full potential in their mathematics education. Whether your child is on top of his/her maths class or has fallen behind in some area, this is a programme that is tailor-made for each learner.

At the heart of the programme is the development of a sound sense of numbers as shown by a high level of fluency in the basic number bonds of addition and subtraction. This is followed by rote learning of the times tables which will then enable the working of multiplication and division sums, as well as division with remainders. These important skills need to be mastered before more complex ideas in fractions, decimals, percentages, time, measure and geometry are introduced.

“I highly recommend FCL Galway as an excellent learning support programme. My son previously struggled with maths……he has progressed from a lower D grade to a level A grade," said BT, a parent from Salthill.

The FCL programmes run in Salthill and Oranmore. More information can be obtained and an initial assessment booking can be made by contacting Frank Murphy at 086 3724617 or 091 635678.

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