- Show interest in your child's math education.
- Have a positive attitude toward math.
- While shopping with your child, ask them what would the cost be of two or three items, what would 50% off be?
- Where did you see math in your real world today?
- Talk about how math is used in careers. See math around you in everyday life. ie: Count money in your wallet, measure and estimate at the store, see geometry/shapes in our world, while at the restaurant, figure tax, tip and total bill, etc...
- Read books about math, you can find them in the 510 -520 children's nonfiction section of the library.
- Cook with your child, follow a recipe.
- Do puzzles together.
- Build with legos, magformers or blocks.
- Practice math facts daily for 10 minutes. Count the multiples while riding in the car. ie: 3, 6, 9, 12, 15,.... Or 5, 10, 15, 20, 25...
- Measure and cook at home (go to your pantry or refrigerator and look at weights and volume of items in metric and standard form).
- Do puzzles at home.
- Play math games.
- "Math a Big Deal" game cards.

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most important teacher

- Be positive about mathematics!
- Show interest in your child's assignments.
- Talk about what they did in math class.
- Discuss the importance of mathematics in their daily lives, pointing out how people use mathematics in their daily life.
- Familiarize yourself with books, games, websites and programs that encourage mathematics learning.
- Encourage your child to check out math books at the library in the 500 non-fiction section of the library.
- Have a positive attitude toward math!

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