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November 18, 2022 - John Hancock Charter School

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  • Make up photos will be on this day

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5 Easy tips to support math learning at home

Helping your child get the most out of their math learning often means going beyond homework assignments.

The best way to achieve this? Find new ways to build on your child’s math progress at home, so they don’t think of math as just a boring school subject.

Here are some of our top tips to start making this goal a reality.

1. Don’t make math a bad word

“I’m not a numbers person.”

“I never liked math when I was in school.”

“I just don’t understand the math you kids are doing these days.”

If any of these phrases sound familiar, you may want to readjust the way you approach the subject of math at home. Instead of only talking about math as work, think about all the positive ways math can help us in our day-to-day lives. And all the amazing things it has helped us discover!

2. Find math in your daily life

To find new math learning opportunities for your child, look no further than your everyday at-home routine.

Think about all the math you do each day without even thinking about it. Like when you’re:

  • Cooking or baking
  • Working on a home project
  • Calculating the time until your favorite TV show comes on

The opportunities are endless. Now, all you have to do is get your child involved in these daily calculations. The next time you’re measuring flour for a cookie recipe, call your child over to help you!

3. Set up a family math night

Does your family love a good game night? Next time, try a family math night instead!

Set up a fun problem-solving game, project or trivia night centered around math, and watch as your family enjoys mathematics in a brand new way. It’s the perfect way to balance family bonding time with learning support for your kids.

Explore these tips and resources to help you host the best family math night ever.

4. Take breaks

If you’re helping your child with math homework, it’s important to prioritize healthy brain breaks to keep their mind sharp and their motivation high.

At regular intervals, take a quick 5-minute break together to play outside, have a dance party, grab a snack or whatever else your hearts desire!

Make sure to plan for breaks ahead of time to keep your child from getting overwhelmed.

5. Find fun math games

During playtime or screen time, choose a fun math game that will help your child build new skills in a relaxed environment, whether independently or as a family.

Try these:

Reach out to teachers for math help

Supporting your child in a subject like math can be tricky. But remember: you’re never in it alone.

Educators are a valuable resource. So talk to them!

Your child’s teacher is the best source for insight on their math progress and how to help them overcome difficulties to develop a growth mindset about math.

Taken from https://www.prodigygame.com/main-en/blog/math-resources-for-parents/