Monday, January 25, 2010
One simple way to help your child with math is to look over and discuss his math homework with him daily even if you don't know the material.
It is important that you work with your child to improve his math ability and one of the best ways to do this is simply by being involved in the work that he does at home. You don't have to know the answers, either, just have some interest. Have him explain to you what he did and why. If he is having trouble and you can't help him, encourage him to call a friend from class and have that friend explain to him her process for completing the same problem or problems. After he has spoken to this friend, ask him to describe her process for solving the problem to you and how it's different and the same as his.
Although this method requires some time, it is effective at teaching your child to persevere. It also teaches him that you are interested in what he's doing, not just in the final outcome (i.e. his grade).
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