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.

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