Maths for Mums 'n' Dads

Come join us for a coffee, bun and some number fun! We offer a very relaxed learning environment for you to develop your number know-how. Our Maths for Mums ’n’ Dads courses is specifically designed for adults who want to improve their maths skills. Perhaps your child has reached a level in maths where you're no longer comfortable with helping them, or perhaps you're chasing a promotion at work that requires better numeracy skills.

Our Maths for Mums ’n’ Dads course is designed to equip you with the tools required to not only help your child with the challenges they face at primary school and early on in secondary school, but also in the work place. Going right back to basics; starting with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, we will provide you with the vital skills you will need in the real world when it comes to using and applying maths. Perhaps you want to switch mortgage provider and want to understand how to get the best deal, or perhaps it’s a credit card or car finance.

It is very important that we see mathematics, and the calculations we perform, as a necessary  part of our daily lives. We provide opportunities to apply basic concepts and operations found in everyday activities, thereby reinforcing your skills and motivating you to progress in mathematics. 

As well as knowing about the number system, we need to understand the ways in which numbers can be combined or acted upon. The four basic operations are addition, subtraction, multiplication and division (often called the ‘4 rules of arithmetic’). Although many will take these rules for granted and see them as separate operations, the concepts themselves and the way they inter-relate are quite complex – each has a range of facets which take time to absorb. The way the operations are represented in mathematical notation (+, -, x and ÷, and = etc) is not complex however – it is merely a matter of convention which has to be learned and used correctly.

Key Skills:

•    Place Value

•    Addition Methods

•    Subtraction Methods

•    Multiplication Methods

•    Division Methods

•    Fractions

•    Decimals

•    Percentages

•    Ratio

•    Proportion

Class Sizes & Staff

Very small class sizes, typically 4 to 6, coupled with patient, dedicated and enthusiastic teachers, ensure you get the most out of your time spent with us. All staff at The Great Circle are dynamic subject specialists, with a good degree in a relevant subject, usually Mathematics, and a post-graduate teaching qualification backed up with years of teaching experience.

We’re extremely passionate about all things maths and ensuring that you get off to a flying start with numbers. We believe maths is all about confidence and understanding its relevance and application in the real world. Using it, applying it, talking about it, presenting ideas publicly; all help to build confidence.

Where and when do classes run?

We are located close to the centre of Halifax and our courses run during term-time only commencing September 2017. For specific dates and times, see below.

How often do I need to attend?

You may attend as many classes as you like! The courses are designed to run over a typical school half-term, and last between 6 & 8 weeks. Content is modular and where possible, we try to keep each class independent of the next. Regular attendance is encouraged in order for you to achieve, progress and realise your full potential.


This course is not about putting you under pressure with stuffy assessments. Constructive and friendly feedback is provided on a regular basis.

Entry Requirements

Maths for Mums ’n’ Dads standard course: There are no entry requirements for this course other than a willingness to learn and plenty of enthusiasm!


The Great Circle is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

How to Enrol

Please contact us using the information below. We look forward to hearing from you!

Course Information

Course Overview

Structured, in-depth and fun courses helping you achieve your objective in Maths.


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  • Place Value
  • Four Operations
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Percentages
  • Ratio & Proportion
Special Offer

Special Offer

Recommend a friend and receive 10% off your course fee!

Course Dates:

Monday & Wednesday

9am to 11am

Starts: 4th September

Finishes: 18th October

Course Price:

Value at just £10 per hour

Payable in advance

Book early to avoid dissapointment!

Contact Us:

01422 736 136

07527 787 787

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