How do I help my child with math homework?
A modern Mathematics curriculum like Eureka comes with a ton of support for parents. You may not have learned math this way, but we will make sure you have the support that you need. Your child's homework book will have homework support included. Your teacher may also send home documents with tips and suggestions on how to support their learning. However, we will provide that information here as well.
1. Read your teacher's weekly newsletter and look for what math module and lesson your child is participating in (this can also be in your child's homework folder).
2. Create a GreatMinds.org account. This will allow you to access free parent resources. CLICK HERE for the sign up page. Explore the GreatMinds website...it is user friendly but you will need to dedicate 15-20 minutes familiarizing yourself with it.
3. Access and download parent tip sheets to your GreatMinds dashboard account. These are detailed breakdowns of what your child is learning for parents and they are organized by lessons. CLICK HERE (Spanish version) for access.
4. Read Homework Helpers included in your child's Eureka Math Homework book. These are pages with helpful prompts on how to help your child through their math homework. Ask your child or teacher where you can find these with their homework.
5. Read a great breakdown of Eureka Math written by our 5th Grade team. This is a helpful summary of Eureka Math and its components. Access this summary in the right panel resources listed as "Eureka Breakdown."
6. Encourage your child to practice on TenMarks. TenMarks practice is essential to build your child's fluency, skills, and conceptual understanding. The program is adaptive and will adjust to meet your child's needs. CLICK HERE for login.
7. Want more resources? Access EMBARC is a free online database which includes almost all of Eureka Math's components. It can be overwhelming...but it has almost everything if you want to dig deep. CLICK HERE for access.
8. Possess a growth mindset about math. Do not say things like, "I've always been bad at math (even if it is true)," or "I hate to do math." Instead say, "I need to practice more at math to be good at it," or "I do not know how to do that...yet." At Lincoln, we are focused on a growth mindset, especially about math. We know that all our students can learn to be mathematicians. CLICK HERE to watch a video on a Week of Inspirational Math that our students watched at the beginning of the year. CLICK HERE to learn a little more about growth mindset.