How can parents help with math homework they don’t understand?

Common Core Math: Where 5 lines and 4 dots equals... something.

Common Core State Standards for math

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!

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