Helping your child with maths
Mathnasum experts share their views on how parents can help their child's development
It can be emotional when your little one goes off to school, but the parental worrying doesn’t end there. We talk to Mathnasium about ways mums and dads can also be ready to support their child after the school day ends.
Make sure your child is in good physical and mental health. Discuss any concerns you have over your child’s emotional or physiological development with your doctor. Your child and you will benefit if you can identify and begin addressing any potential issues before school starts.
Get organised! We’re talking study schedules that fit in with the daily routine, a clean and neat workspace at home free of clutter and distractions, a calendar to keep track of upcoming tests and homework deadlines, and more. Sit with your child and together, come up with structured solutions that work with his or her learning style and schedule.
Clear your own schedule. To the extent possible, postpone business trips, volunteer meetings, and extra projects. You want to be free to help your child acclimate to the school routine and overcome the confusion or anxiety that many children experience at the start of a new school year.
Talk with your child about what is expected from him /her this school year. What topics they will work on and what aims they will fulfill. Create an understanding of what you expect when it comes to homework routines.
Research shows that children do better in school when parents get involved. So do get involved. Contact the teachers; understand how to get in touch with them during the year. Discuss goals for the school year ahead. Explore how you as a parent can be more supportive of your child’s needs by requesting more information and insight on your child’s attitude and performance in class.
Many parents do not realise how much educational ground their children lose during the almost three-month break. A child’s math loss during the vacation months is made worse because keeping math skills sharp takes more rigor and focus from both child and parent.
Understand where you child stands in Math. Ask the teacher what is expected from him/her this year. Get your child assessed at any of our Mathnasium centers for free to better understand his/her level and what is needed to stay ahead.
Mathnasium’s core objective is to address math understanding through a customised programme for your child, flexible scheduling, and many opportunities. The program addresses strengths and weaknesses through a thorough assessment. Mathnasium offers its program through eight centres across the UAE.
Mathnasium, classes held at various locations across Dubai. For more information, visit www.mathnasiu.ae.
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