We have been colleagues and friends for many years and are both fully qualified primary teachers.
While working as primary maths specialists, we believed that self esteem was fundamental to a child's attainment in maths. We realised how important a positive attitude to maths from everyone involved with a child was.
We started to investigate why so many of the children we worked with had a ‘can’t do maths’ attitude. During a ‘light bulb’ moment we decided that supporting parents could be the way to go, after all you are the people who know your child best!
After speaking with parents of primary age children we saw a need for up-to-date, mathematically sound and easily accessible information about primary maths. This website was born!
Since then, there have been many incarnations but now we feel it is ready to be an essential support for all those involved in working on maths with primary aged children.