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There are many ways for parents to help their child achieve in Math.
-Visit your child's school. Meet with your child's teacher to see if your child is actively involved in math. Find out how you can help your child to better
understand math problems.
-Set high standards for your child in math. Make sure your child is mathematically challenged and encourage his or her interest and pursuit of math.
-Help children see that math is very much a part of everyday life. From statistics in sports to the sale price of clothing, from the calories in food to the amount
of gas needed to travel from one city to another, math is important to us every day. Help your child make connections to math.
-Point out that many jobs require math. From the scientist to the doctor, from the plant manager to the newspaper salesman, from the computer programmer to the hardware store owner, many jobs require a strong foundation in math. Help your child see that math leads to many exciting career opportunities.
-Stimulate your child's interest in technology. Encourage your child to use calculators and computers to further learning.
-Play games that help children develop decision making and mental math skills. There are many games sold commercially, such as board games, that involve
patterns and probability. Play games from your own family traditions such as counting games and games that keep score. Try schoolyard games such as jump
rope, hopscotch, and jacks. Games require children to use strategies to make decisions, solve problems, and develop an understanding about numbers and how to
use them and computational skills.
-Positive attitudes about math will reinforce encouragement. Your feelings will have an impact on how your children think about math and themselves as
mathematicians. Positive attitudes about math are important in encouraging your child to think mathematically.