Let me introduce you to a website called Bedtime Math. http://bedtimemath.org/ They have a daily story problem that you can do with your child each night. And don’t worry – the answer is there as well! It works for preschool through about age 12, so there’s bound to be something that works for your child!
Once you get to the website, click on the tab that says “Today’s Fun Math”. That will give you the daily story problem. It’ll take about five minutes of time, so try to do this every day. If that doesn’t work – aim for at least 3-4 times a week. You’re bound to see improvement!
Make sure to check it out. AND even check out the app! The website has lots of great information for families.
Are nights too busy? Could you squeeze a daily math problem into your daily commute? Perhaps you could do a problem while driving to work, practice, or grandma’s house. If you forget to print out the daily math problem, just drill your students on their math facts. Whether they are learning addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division – you quizzing them for even 2-3 minutes in the car is going to show your child the importance of math and that you value them learning.
Mrs. Heather Fergen