Cindy Harris, Math Instructional Facilitator
Math in school now days can sometimes be confusing and even challenging to parents.  Parents can help their child become good problem solvers and math students by becoming good guides and asking good questions.
Parents do not need to know how to solve the question themselves, but can help the students think through the problem and help them make a plan to solve it by using good questions.
Questions that can and should be used often:
  • What have you tried so far?
  • Is there another way to look at the problem?
  • Can you explan what the problem is asking?
  • What makes sense so far?
  • How do you plan to begin?
  • What do you need to find out?
  • Is there another way to think about it?
  • Is this like any problem you have worked on before?
  • Is there a way to make the problem easier?
  • Do you plan to use any tools to help you?
  • What math tools might help you?