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There are many resources to assist families in building a child’s skills and understanding of mathematics.

A Family’s Guide: Fostering your child’s success in school mathematics is a publication by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. It offers ideas to help your child succeed in and enjoy mathematics. It provides recommendations about how families can support mathematics at home. It suggests specific questions to ask about your child’s mathematics program at school. It offers questions to ask your child about the school day and questions to ask your child’s mathematics teacher.

As a parent, it is important to be involved. Start by setting aside time to talk with your child about the importance of mathematics in his/her daily life. Monitor your child’s school progress and assist with homework assignments. As you demonstrate that you value mathematics and have high expectations, your child will benefit from your efforts.