Student Support Spotlight, by Alissa Plaisance – November 7
Does the thought of doing math homework make you and your child stressed? If so, this week’s article is for you! When children are feeling anxious or lack confidence, it can be even harder for them to learn a new concept. Math time can be stressful if it is not your child’s favorite subject (yet)- but there are ways to ease the stress!
It can help to connect new math concepts with ones that your child already understands. When you bring in math concepts they already get, it can reduce or even remove roadblocks in their working memory. Plus research shows that when kids feel successful, they’re more likely to take risks and try something more challenging. Here is a great idea for getting “warmed up” to do homework.