by: Peggy Gisler, Ed.S. and Marge Eberts, Ed.S.

Mastering mathematics is absolutely essential for future opportunities in school and careers. Your children will need to reach a certain level of competency in math to take many advanced high-school courses, to be admitted to college, and to have a wide variety of career choices. Here's how you can help them maximize their math-smarts.

Make Sure Your Children Understand Mathematical Concepts

Help Them Master the Basic Facts

Teach Them to Write Numbers Neatly

Provide Help Immediately When Your Children It

Show Them How to Handle Their Math Homework

Encourage Them to Do More Than the Assigned Problems

Explain How to Solve Word Problems

Help Your Children Learn the Vocabulary of Mathematics

Teach Them How to Do Math "In Their Head"

Make Math Part of Your Children's Daily Life

Next: Make Sure Your Children Understand Mathematical Concepts

Next: Help Them Master the Basic Facts

Next: Teach Them to Write Numbers Neatly

Next: Provide Help Immediately When Your Children It

Next: Show Them How to Handle Their Math Homework

Next: Encourage Them to Do More Than the Assigned Problems

Next: Explain How to Solve Word Problems

Next: Help Your Children Learn the Vocabulary of Mathematics

Next: Teach Them How to Do Math "In Their Head"

Next: Make Math Part of Your Children's Daily Life