* Encourage your child to use a daily math assignment book.
* Follow the progress your child is making in math. Check with your child daily
about his homework.
* If you don‘t understand your child‘s math assignments, engage in frequent
communication with his or her teacher.
* If your child is experiencing problems in math, contact the teacher to learn
whether he or she is working at grade level and what can be done at home to
help improve academic progress.
* Request that your child‘s teacher schedule after-school math tutoring sessions
if your child really needs help.
* Advocate with the principal for the use of research-based peer tutoring
programs for math. These tutoring programs have proven results, and students
really enjoy them.
* Use household chores as opportunities for reinforcing math learning such as
cooking and repair activities.
* Try to be aware of how your child is being taught math, and don‘t teach
strategies and shortcuts that conflict with the approach the teacher is using.
Check in with the teacher and ask what you can do to help. Ask the teacher
about online resources that you can use with your child at home.
* At the beginning of the year, ask your child‘s teacher for a list of suggestions
that will enable you to help your child with math homework.
I found these tips from No Child Left Behind: http://www2.ed.gov/parents/academic/involve/homework/homeworktips.pdf