Journey's Math or Numeracy Support Teacher is none other than Mrs Stewart. This is her page:
All Math All the Time!
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What can parents do to help kids with their math homework?
• Get involved - be proactive about your child's numeracy
• Be positive - avoid imparting your fear of math onto your children how your child how mathematics applies to real-life situations
• Encourage children to take part in activities that use their math skills like grocery shopping within a budget or measuring ingredients for cooking or baking
• Get a list or poster of multiplication tables at home
• Remain calm when helping with homework - take a break when it gets frustrating for both parent and child
• Talk to the teacher to clarify teaching methods if your child says "we don't do it this way in class”
Some general guidelines for helping children with their homework:
• Children should try to do the work themselves, but are encouraged to ask parents for assistance if they have a problem.
• They should not spend long periods struggling with their math homework. If there is still no headway after asking their parents for help, leave that part of the homework and move on.
• When difficulties are experienced, parents or children should write down the questions they have and talk to the teacher the next day.
• Parents should also ask to meet with the teacher to talk through any queries about homework and the best way to help.
Listed below are some links to great Math websites for parents and children to visit together.
For word problems by grade level go to: http://www.mystfx.ca/special/mathproblems/grade8.html
For help with most Middle School math concepts go to: http://www.homeworkspot.com/middle/math/
For fun math games at the grade 6-8 level go to: http://www.math-play.com/Middle-School-Math-Games.html
Can’t help your kids with their math? The Kahn Academy can. Go to: