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Everyday Math Helping Your Child with Math Homework
Homework When each unit of Everyday Math begins, a parent information letter is sent home. It is either a Study Link or a Home Link. This family letter explains math ideas for the unit. Shhh! (It has homework answers for the Home/Study Links in the unit.) KEEP THIS LETTER IN A SAFE PLACE!
Your child may receive a homework assignment for each lesson in every unit of Everyday Math. Grades K-3 are called “Home Links” Grades 4-5 are called “Study Links”
Family Notes provide information about the lesson of the day. House - Home work Student Reference Book Page Unit 5 Lesson 5 No Calculator Practice with date and time Computation practice
More Homework Info Everyday Math work may seem very different than math we did when we were in school. If you and/or your child do not understand the homework, send a note or an email to your child’s teacher. He/she can call you or meet with you to discuss ideas and strategies. We expect and respect parent questions and concerns. Open communication is key to your child’s success!
Consistency is a KEY! Just as your child is comfortable and knows where/when work will be completed at school, you need to create the same environment at home. Establish a place where your child will always complete homework. All homework materials should be kept at this location. Establish a time when your child will always complete their homework.
Allow your child choices! Give your child choices to allow the child to take ownership of the homework. Let the child choose the place and time homework will be completed each day. Review all your child’s assignments with them and let them make their own schedule as to the order the assignments will be completed. Allow your child to take one five minute break at their own discretion during homework sessions.
How to Help your Child with Math Create a homework routine. Read Family Letters and Study Links. Communicate with the teacher. Ask your child to explain. Use questions to help. Be accepting of mistakes. Play math games.
How to Help your Child with Math Observe a mathematics lesson in your child’s classroom, or volunteer to help. Read the Student Reference Book with your child. Share real-life math situations Give gifts that encourage mathematical exploration
Motivation/Incentives Developing Incentive Systems Decide the problem behaviors Forgetting materials for homework? Not writing down assignments? Rushing while completing work? Complaining during the homework routine? Set goals Create a homework contract with your child The contract should include the rewards/penalties for homework procedures. Monitor Progress and Follow Through with rewards/penalties Stay consistent and keep track of the behaviors using a device such as a sticker chart.
Everyday Math On-Line www.everydaymathonline.com
http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/parents/ Everyday Math Resource and Information Center