Expect some confusion to be part of the learning process but emphasize that effort, not ability, is what counts. Math is understandable and can be figured out.
Avoid conveying negative attitudes toward math. Never tell children to not worry about a certain kind of math because it will never be used.
Ask your child what he or she did in math class today. Ask him or her to give details and to explain.
Expect your child’s homework to include more than simple computation worksheets.
Give your child meaningful problems that use numbers or shapes while you are going about everyday life. Ask the child to explain what he or she did.
Be an advocate for the theme of math proficiency in textbooks, assessments, and instruction.
Advocate allocating and using a regular time each school day for instruction to develop math proficiency.
Support professional development activities for teachers and administrators.