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Tips for Parents

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  • Let your children know that you believe they can succeed.
  • Point out times throughout the day when you use math.
  • Be more concerned with the processes of doing math than with getting a correct answer.
  • Try not to tell children how to solve the problem.
  • Practice estimation with your children whenever possible.
  • Provide a special place for study which is equipped with materials and good lighting.
  • Don't expect that all homework will be easy.
  • Practice basic facts with your children every day in a fun and creative way.
  • Model persistence and pleasure with math.