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Inspired Learning strives to provide educational opportunities for parents as well as students in order to increase parent involvement and empower parents to raise children who are successful not only in school, but also in life. Check back with us often for new resources and links related to our themes for the month!
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We will be hosting 2 Parent Workshops per month. Monthly parent workshops can be found on our Upcoming Events page and related links as well as useful tips are listed below
Tips from Teachers: 7 Things Parents Can Do at Home to Help a Child with Math
Tip #1: Explore math in everyday life. Count out forks to set the table. Pour a cup from a gallon of milk. Talk about the time when a favorite TV program starts or the scoring in a football game. When driving, talk about how numbers help us determine how fast we drive, the distance traveled, the mileage the car gets per gallon of gas, and how long it will take to get home.
Tip #2: Expose your child to money. Have your child collect coins in a piggy bank and count them out regularly. If your child receives an allowance, have them keep track of the amount. You could open a bank account for your child.
Tips for helping your elementary school child with math homework For many parents, the subject of math arouses feelings of anxiety — perhaps conjuring up memories of timed tests, difficult concepts, or embarrassing mistakes made in class. If you think of math as something that other people are good at or that has no practical use, your attitude may undermine your ability to coach your child. Take the fear and frustration out of math homework by pointing out how numbers are used in your home on a daily basis.
10 Ways to Boost Your Child's Math Success 1. Make sure he understands the concept, or he's facing the daunting challenge of memorizing meaningless rules and drills.
2. Teach her to write clearly and neatly. Tracing letters or writing on graph paper will improve her number writing.
3. Be around to refresh his memory or explain forgotten concepts.
Review math vocabulary to ensure she can define the skills she's learning.
Parent tips to support 3rd grade math learning and have fun at home
Third graders are developing some big ideas in math — they’re using numbers and quantitative processes in sophisticated ways. Now students are thinking more logically to solve problems and understand the world. They are broadening their strategies for using addition and subtraction. They’re learning about fractions and place value, such as the position of 100s and 1,000s. A major developmental change occurs when moving into multiplication.
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