Some parents and students hear the word math and cringe. But often they forget how much math they already use each day. One way to help students overcome math anxiety is to focus on opening the lines of communication with their parents and caregivers.
You can see additional suggestions for helping students succeed at math on our previous blog post, 7 Steps to Successful Math Students (and Parents). Having supportive parents can go a long way to reducing math anxiety in students.
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According to recent studies, the more engaged adults become in their child's education, the greater the chances that child will succeed. When students feel supported, their confidence grows and they become self motivated. We've pulled together some resources from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and our own Excel Math website to help you get the conversation started with parents and other adults involved in the lives of your students.
If you have a new student enter your math class mid-year, use the Excel Math Placement Test (in English and Spanish) to determine which grade level the student is ready to begin. Since Excel Math is available in Individual Student Sets (in a tablet form) for just $19.00 per student for the year, it's easy to customize the learning experience for new or transfer students. Classroom sets of Lesson Sheets (loose sheets in class sets of 10, 15, 22, 30 or 35) are even more cost-effective at only $11.00 per student for the entire year.
Click on the links below to access these resources:
- Excel Math Placement Test in English and Spanish
- Excel Math Parent/Teacher Conference Record
- Excel Math Score Distribution and Grade Chart
- Calling Home: Keeping in Contact with Students' Families
- What Families Can Do to Help Students Be Successful
- Families and School
- Families and Homework
- Families and Support
- Excel Math Glossary
- Excel Math Homework Letter to Parents
- Figure This Family Corner
This week, administrators and educators from around the country are gathering in Nashville for the National Title I Conference. Excel Math will be there, too. If you're looking for some Title I resources, check out our recent blog posts here. Be sure to stop by Booth #521 at the Opryland Hotel and say hello to Bob and Brad.
New to Excel Math? Learn more and view sample lessons on our website: excelmath.com.