• Ask your child to show you their notebook and explain to you what he/she did in class.
    • Never leave a problem blank.  Write a specific question to ask about the problem in class.
    • Sit with your child once a week to help him/her organize his/her notebook.  The notebook is one of your child’s sources of informat ion outside the classroom.  Good organization will make the notebook more useful.
    • Make sure your child is showing all steps of his or her work.  This will help him/her, you, or me to find mistakes easier.
    • Ask if he/she has checked the solution to see if it works or makes sense for the problem.

    • Read over reflections (assigned at the end of some investigation) and make sure that your child has followed the grading rubric listed at the top.


    Helping with Homework

    Try to avoid doing the problem for them/tell them exactly what to do.  The learning is in the struggle not the answer.  (I know it is hard.  As a parent myself, I often want to just tell my son what to do.  RESISIT!)

    Instead, try:

    • Asking what they know about the problem & what they need to find
    • Read the lesson summary in the classwork packet with them
    • Help them look at their classwork and find a similar problem
    • Visit the Families page of open-up resources for the unit/lesson
    • Encourage your child to put some work on the paper, even if it is not correct
    • Remind your child to check the answers on Canvas and ask me for extra help during GROWLS


    Twelve Steps To Increase Your Child’s Math Achievement And Make Math Fun by Jo Boaler, Stanford University

Last Modified on August 15, 2019