Junior High Math Tips
Think Through New Material Together
As their assignments become more complicated, you might start to feel that your child's math homework is outpacing your comfort level. Continue to review math materials with their before class and to supervise their homework, regardless of your confidence in your own skills. Instead of trying to explain new concepts, have them explain themselves to you. If you are both confused, read the material and do your best to think it through and discuss it together. Go online to sites like Khan Academy, IXL, or XtraMath for extra assistance.
Highlight Career Options That Require Math
Mastering the math they're studying now will mean more options in the future for college major and career choices, so encourage them to enjoy the challenge of math. Help them become aware of the range of career paths and disciplines that incorporate math, such as engineering or economics or weather forecasting. One way to do this is by watching movies that highlight math and help your child understand how math can be put to use in the real world, such as Apollo 13 or Jurassic Park.