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Magic of Math
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Fifth Grade Teacher
Are Their Child's Most Important Teacher
Parents can help their child(ren) succeed in mathematics by . . .
- Encouraging your child to attend school everyday, to be prepared,
to do his/her very best, and to value education and learning.
- Being positive about your own and your child's mathematics
- Showing a real interest in your child's assignments and homework
and being available to assist, if necessary.
- Talking with your child about his/her mathematics learning
experiences at school.
- Discussing with your child the importance of mathematics in
his/her daily life and pointing out examples of how people use
mathematics in daily life.
- Providing activities and objects that make mathematics
interesting and fun at home.
- Encouraging your child to ask questions, solve problems, and to
explain his/her solutions.
- Modeling how to solve math problems.
- Challenging your child in his/her areas of math strengths and
providing support in areas of math weaknesses.
- Communicating often with your child and his/her teacher about
your child's mathematical progress, and ask how you can help at
- Familiarizing yourself with books, games, resources, web sites,
and television programs that encourage mathematics learning.
- Becoming actively involved in your child's school experiences
through volunteering to help out in the classroom, by preparing
necessary materials outside of the classroom, and or by helping to
organize Math Fairs and/or Family Math Nights.
- Continuing to learn mathematics with your child!