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Tips for doing Math Homework with Kids!

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Homework is one of the things that are usually done when children start school. Homework serves as one of the teaching media so that children can understand the material and continue to practice. For example, math homework. As parents, we can help our children's math homework to the maximum and make our children more enthusiastic about learning mathematics. The following are tips for parents in guiding their children who are just starting school in doing homework. 


  • Prepare the Homework Kit

Set up storage space like a drawer in the kitchen for a set of math homework tools. Plan the contents with your child: pencil, eraser, ruler, tape measure, scissors, construction paper, graph paper, counter (beads or nuts), calculator, and glue. The drawer can be expanded with your child by adding special tools (compass and protractor, for example) according to the child's curriculum material.

  •  Have a Routine Schedule for Math

Encourage positive attitudes and study habits by scheduling math homework time at the same time and location each day. We can use the room, family room, kitchen table or several rooms in the house.

  •  Ready to help

This is the most important thing in helping children with homework. Make yourself available during Homework time. Together with your child, you can create a relationship that encourages natural conversation and interaction.

  • Be relaxed and positive

Remember that you are not expected to act as a mathematician. So, stay relaxed and don't be too pushy. However, you should also be positive that even if you are not a mathematician, you can help your child learn. Giving your child one-on-one attention will have a positive effect if you focus on establishing natural conversation and two-way communication.

  • Focus

When Doing Homework. Keep the atmosphere as calm as possible and minimize distractions in order to maintain focus.

  • Try to be more interested in children's activities!

Show your child that you are interested in their activities while doing their math homework. Ask your child to explain what they do and why.

  • Learn from mistakes

If your child gets an answer wrong, ask them to prove that the answer is correct. Remember that:

Calm down. Mistakes are an opportunity to learn and can help children to keep trying! Willing to try again is an important quality that all children should have.

But if your child becomes more frustrated and less satisfied, stop. Ask them to tell you about things they can do successfully. Remind them that they can and do. They have learned many things that require patience and practice in the past and some of them take longer than others. Such as riding a bicycle, writing paragraphs, speaking a second language, playing a musical instrument, or perfecting a dance routine

. Help your child to see that it is important to solve these math problems, even if they are difficult. Give your child the time they need to work on the questions. Encourage them to do their best.

  • Team approach

Your child's teacher and other members of the teaching team are your partners in education. So, parents, and teachers are on the same team in education! You can use your child's journal to communicate with the teacher. You can also ask for strategies to use at home related to your child's topic and learning style.

  • Studying together!

Remember that we are just parents. It's okay if you don't know the answer. However, if your child asks for your help and you don't know the answer, be honest and say, "I don't know, but let's work it out together." Keep helping children by doing it together.

If the problem is too difficult for you, admit it, then model it and emphasize to your child the determination to keep trying to solve it.

If you continue to be unsuccessful, don't hesitate to ask your child's teacher or other members of the teaching team for help. This will give your child permission to do the same when they are stuck.

Those were some tips for parents when helping children in doing math homework. We can use this opportunity to get closer to children and also reduce children's anxiety in learning mathematics. May be useful!


By Salsabilatuzzahra Jaha S.Psi from BehaviorPALS Center

Source :

CODE (2015). Inspiring Your Child to Love Math. Ontario: Council of Ontario Directors of Education. https://www.parentengagementmatters.ca/downloads/inspiring-your-child-to-learn-and-love-math/doc/en/module01_resource_guide_2015-09-21.pdf

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