Three Tips to Help Parents Help their Children with Math by Marilyn Burns
1. Don’t pass on a negative math attitude to your children.
Do not say that you hate math or weren’t any good at it. Instead try this: you are learning things I never learned. Let’s look at this together; I am not sure I remember that, but if we can’t figure it out, we will ask your teacher for help.
2. Let your children see you doing math.
Do and say your mathematical thinking out loud. For example, let them help you figure out the time you need to leave to get to the movies on time or talk out loud about which measuring cup or spoon to use.
3. Involve your children in doing math.
Let them help you figure out which coins to use while you pay for a drink at the store or help you measure the table cloth to see if it will fit on the table for dinner.