Key things to remember in setting up a math program with your child:
- Establish a routine. Students should be working on practicing math fluency and comprehension on a daily basis to maximize learning. Specific routines will depend on the program being followed and the student’s age, but will include elements of
- (a) independent practice (a skill they already know, but need to develop speed with)
- (b) learning a new concept or being supported through challenging work
- (c) activities/problems that connect what they are learning to real life (calendar, grocery shopping, etc)
- Assess your child. To be sure key concepts are understood, give your child the chapter or unit assessments and allow them to work through the problems with minimum support. If these are too challenging, go back and practice some more before moving on. Share these assessments with your child’s teacher. Your child’s teacher will also give your child a general assessment at the beginning and end of each school year to help chart progress.
- Choose a program that works for you and be sure to make use of the teacher’s guide, as well as the student practice pieces.
- Use the District’s resources. Check out their Numeracy Website here.
Popular, comprehensive, and teacher approved Home Quest Math Programs
IXL Math – Home Quest has free membership for families
Mathletics – The District has memberships for Grades 4+
Prodigy – Game-based practice (like an old-school Zelda game) up to Grade 8. Can link to Home Quest teachers to share progress.
Resources to Support Learning
Khan Academy – Video-based help with understanding tricky concepts, can also be used as a curricular program and linked to Home Quest teachers.
Mathantics – More engaging video lessons to support learning
CK-12 – The CK-12 Foundation is a California-based non-profit organization which provides free and customizable K-12 open educational resources in Math, Science and Socials.