Helpful Hints

Create a homework routine

Have a set time and quiet place with no distractions for homework to be completed.

Communicate with the teacher

Share your thoughts and concerns.  Call or write a note if your child has trouble with homework.  Ask questions if you/your child do not understand something.  Finally, share good news when you see your child making progress.

Ask your child to explain

Ask your child how he/she came up with the answer.  Does the answer solve the problem?

 Be accepting of mistakes

Every mistake is a part of the learning process.

 Share everyday math situations

Invite your child to participate as you prepare a recipe, grocery shop, or balance your checkbook.

 Play math games

Practice math concepts in a fun way.