Parent Resources and Links
Below are some links that will help you help your child be successful, and career and college ready! Click, Enjoy, Learn, and Have Fun!
Links to Reading Strategies:
Links to Math Strategies:
Parent Resource Pages for Reading:
Parent Resource for Math:
Helpful Tips for Parents and Guardians with Math
Believe that every child can be successful in math. It takes good teaching, coaching, encouragement and practice.
- Talk about math in a positive way. A positive attitude about math is infectious.
- Encourage persistence. Some problems take time to solve.
- Encourage your child to experiment with different approaches to mathematics. There is often more than one way to solve a math problem.
- Encourage your child to talk about and show a math problem in a way that makes sense (i.e., draw a picture or use material like macaroni).
- When your child is solving math problems ask questions such as: Why did you...? What can you do next? Do you see any patterns? Does the answer make sense? How do you know? This helps to encourage thinking about mathematics.
- Connect math to everyday life and help your child understand how math influences them (i.e. shapes of traffic signs, walking distance to school, telling time).
- Play family math games together that add excitement such as checkers, junior monopoly, math bingo and uno.
- Computers + math = fun! There are great computer math games available on the internet that you can discover with your child.
- Talk with your child’s teacher about difficulties he/she may be experiencing. When teachers and parents work together, children benefit.