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Boosting Your Child’s Math Confidence at Home

Monday , June 10 , 2019

As parents, we want our children to be confident in the lessons and skills they learn at school. If your child is struggling with math, you can help build his or her confidence at home with these simple tips.

Stay positive when talking about math

When you help your child with math homework focus on the positives rather than the negatives. If you tell your child that math wasn’t your favorite subject when you were in school, chances are your child may subconsciously have an aversion toward math.

Practice math concepts daily

In order to build math confidence, it’s important to have your child practice math concepts every day. Try playing games that have math concepts built into it such as Monopoly, Chutes and Ladders, or other math-related games.

Learn from mistakes

Check your child’s homework nightly. Review how your child got the answer and help correct any problems that may be wrong. Going over the missed problems will help your child learn from his or her mistakes.

Familiarize yourself with the math standards for your child’s grade-level

At the start of the school year, check with your child’s teacher to learn which math standards will be covered. Set aside some time to become familiar with the math concepts that will be taught. This way, when your child needs help with homework, you’re one step ahead.

If your child is still struggling in math, speak to his or her teacher for guidance and suggestions.

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