Here’s a familiar story. He comes home with his math homework. It’s 8th grade algebra. He can’t do it. He’s trying really hard. You say, “Well let me take a look. Maybe I can explain it to you.” One glance and your eyes glaze over. You can’t do it either. You can’t figure out as much as he can.
And it’s always kind of embarrassing. After all, you’ve been there for language arts, for social studies, even the dreaded science project.
Time to call his teachers. Explain exactly what’s going on. Be honest. Tell your child’s teacher you can’t do math.
One teacher I know who knew several students were having problems had them come in during their lunch hour for extra help. She even set up two after-school classes every week for students who needed help.
Tutoring is also a great option if math continues to be a problem.
What’s worked at your house? Leave us a comment.