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The math your child brings home may look different from the math you remember doing as a child. How can you help if you don't understand it? And if you do understand it, how can you guide him without just giving him the answer? 

                                                         

                     

Here are some helpful tips to guide your child:

  • Go over the directions with your child and find out what he/she does and doesn't understand about the assignment.
  • Encourage your child to find another math student he/she can call for help if he's/she's unclear about the assignment or wants to review a class lesson.
  • Ask him if he/she can find information in his/her notes to solve the problem.
  • Ask if there is a similar problem in his/her textbook or one he/she did in class.
  • Suggest that he/she draw or make a model to explain his/her thinking.
  • Ask more guiding questions as he/she progresses, such as "What should you do next?" "Is this answer reasonable?" "Did you answer the question?" "Can you solve it another way?"
  • If he/she struggles to understand the subject matter or has trouble keeping up with the amount of homework assigned, have your child talk to me for recommendations.

  • The greatest impact on a child's attitude about math is the parent's attitude about math. Show an interest in math and point out to your child the many ways you use math in your everyday life. Help your child understand that every parent is a mathematician.