Family involvement is an essential element for a student’s success in mathematics. You are one of your child’s most valuable resources. Learning about ways to support your child’s mathematical development is the first step.
**Meaningful math homework is assigned every night – - students must practice in order to master concepts**
All Lessons, materials and extra practice for content can be found on itslearning by 5:00 pm that day.
Questions to Support a Child’s Math Homework
Practice is an essential part of a student’s mathematical understanding. Homework can sometimes be a struggle for students. The questions below can guide parents as they support their children through this challenge.
- What is the problem you’re working on?
- What do the directions say?
- What words do you not understand?
- Where should you begin?
- What do you already know that can help you solve the problem?
- What have you done so far?
- Where can we find help in your notes, textbook, online?
- Do you have similar problems to look at?
- Are there manipulatives that would help?
- Can you draw a picture or diagram that would help?
- Can you explain what you did in class today that might help?
- Did your teacher work examples today?
- Who can you call to get help?
- Can you go onto another problem & come back to this one later?
- Can you mark this problem so you can ask the teacher for an explanation tomorrow?
- Can you tell me where you are stuck?
A Small Sample of Jobs that Require Math Skills
- Car Stereo Installer
- Radio DJ
- Fashion Designer
- Computer Programmers
- Event Planner
- Clerk or Cashier
- Jet Fighter or Pilot
- Construction worker
- Business owner
- Travel Agent
- Sports Announcer
- Air traffic controller
- Customer Service
- Race car driver
- Military Personnel
- Taxi Driver
- Bank Teller
Parent Roadmaps to the National Mathematics Standards
Parent roadmaps in mathematics provide guidance to parents about what their children will be learning and how they can support that learning. These parent roadmaps for each grade level also provide three-year snapshots showing how selected standards progress from year to year so that students will be college and career ready upon their graduation from high school.
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics site provides resources to families to help children succeed in mathematics.
PTA Parent Guides
The Parents’ Guides to Student Success were developed by teachers, parents and education experts. The guides provide clear, consistent expectations for what students should be learning at each grade in order to be prepared for college and career.