There has been a lot of discussion lately on the new Common Core State Standards for math, and how they emphasize learning the “why” behind what is going on rather than just a rote formula for solving equations. This has led to a lot of confusion as parents aren’t sure how to do this type of math, and are not sure how to help their kids with their math homework.
This is a great article from the National Center for Learning Disabilities on strategies to use when helping your child with math homework you don’t understand yourself!
I use a multisensory, Orton-Gillingham math program which helps even the most number-challenged kids *get* tricky math concepts! I myself have dyscalculia so I know what works and what doesn’t. If your child is bringing home homework that just doesn’t make any sense and you’re not able to help him or her, contact me!