any tips on how to help daughter with maths at home havin diffuctly at school?
Rachel - posted on 09/09/2009
I work at a company called Zoodles, and we've put together hundreds of fun, educational games online for every age from 2 - 8, so your daughter would have tons of math games just for 7 year olds to help her practice in a fun way at home. It's all totally free, and I think it could really help her have fun with math again, while at the same time giving her a lot of practice. Check it out at http://www.Zoodles.com, I hope you'll find it helpful. Best of luck!
Karen - posted on 09/09/2009
I agree with the other posts. there are printouts available online. Also talk to the teacher and see what they would advise. Also make it fun. Get cute counters that kids enjoy, flash cards etc... Make it a fun experience. And teach her in ways in which she will remember - according to what she enjoys. Hope this helps
Barbara - posted on 09/06/2009
my daughter who is nine has just been introduced to rounding and is having great difficult with it I typed in math games on line and found to games that she could play that were related to this concept. By the end of the evening because I introduced it not as math work but as a new game she had tried to master the game and only missed 4 out of 15 questions on her test
Melanie - posted on 09/06/2009
Show her the concepts and make up stories about the math equation. For example get her dolls together. Doll 1 had a party and invited five friends then decided to invite two more how many friends went to the party?
We have 20 cherries if I eat four how many do I have left? If you can demonstrate it. Cut oranges/apples then into half/quarters/eigths etc.
All this can be done in a conversational non-threatening tone. Teaching but not teaching.
Mena - posted on 09/05/2009
Hi, both of my kids had trouble with math. I used their text book and went along with that and helped them. When they started to give me a hard time or when I saw that it was putting strain on them, I had a talk with their teacher and had them get extra help after school with a teacher aide. It worked out well for both of them. At my son had extra help in the classroom with as teacher aide, does your school offer that?
Cazz - posted on 09/05/2009
let her pay when you go shopping so she gets used to numbers being an important part of life the ask her to do a picture which is different sizes for her wall etc this will help her with measurments ask her to help you add up how many tins of smg you have and then when you are done ask her how many tins she will need for each person if they eat half each etc this will help her division or multiplication depending but if you do it together you can make it a game and try making sums up and both of you racing to complete them maybe.you could also use recipes and as you are making them she will get used to weights also you could encourage her to do division by working out how much is in each cupcake etc. if these ideas dont work perhaps relate all the math to smg she likes ie music if a song lasts for 2 mins but i ask you come do chores after 1 min how many mins r left of your song etc hope these ideas help, good luck.
Beth - posted on 09/04/2009
with her going back to school soon - talk to her new teacher and request help not only during the school day but for yourself also - as you are willing to work with her at home, the teacher should be able to offer either aids in the form of extra worksheets or ideas of things you can do. Look for games that have a math component to them, flash cards, or online sites too. My daughter goes to a couple of different sites and the games are teaching games and they don't even realize it half the time. Just watch cause not all the games might be what you want or even be helpful at all. One site the come to mind is Moshi Monster.
Try good old fashion card games - like Cribbage - where you have to count your points not only during the card play but again when all the cards have been played too.
Marisa - posted on 09/04/2009
look online for math games or free printables. Give her an allowance and have her keep track of how much she has and spends. I also found some math computer games at walmart and the half priced book store they have them for different grades and they are very helpful i use them during the summer to keep my daughters from forgetting everything she learned.
Jessica - posted on 09/04/2009
I would contact the teacher and let the teacher know that your daughter is struggling and you are concerned. I'm sure the teacher can give you in sight on what can be done. Plus maybe she can spend some extra attention on your child. There are some card games my kids learned for adding and subtracting but I don't remember them. But her teacher probably knows fun games for her.
Jessie - posted on 09/04/2009
Im not sure about math but my son struggled with English and I went to the teacher and asked for extra worksheets and made reading a part of everyday conversations. I think the same principal may apply. I hope it works out
Dawn - posted on 09/04/2009
There are free printables that you can find online. Maybe something that is fun and doesn't look like work. My son is 11 and it helped when he didn't want to do it. I also Made a "Mom's store"..took play money and let him buy things from around the house. Good Luck
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