How to ace in 6th grade math homework doing
Children are much more successful in school when they have parents that take an active interest in their work and show them that their homework is important. This does not mean that parents need to spend hours hunched over their desk, but it means they can offer support by demonstrating organizational and study skills, encouraging breaks in the middle of studying, or explaining a problem that is quite tricky.
So here are some homework helping tricks and tips:
- 1. Know the teachers and know what they teachers are looking for. This can be done by attending different conferences and meeting the teachers. Ask the teacher about homework policies and the level to which you should be involved in homework help.
- 2. Establish homework-friendly areas in the home. Children need a well-lit location in the home where they can complete their homework. In this area, homework supplies should be within reach and well organized including paper, pencils, etc...
- 3. Schedule study time on a regular basis. Children often work best in the late afternoon after they have played a bit and enjoyed a snack, while others enjoy waiting to complete their studies until after dinner. Work with the children and make “study time” whatever period of time works best for them.
- 4. Help children make a plan especially when they have a particularly heavy night of homework to tackle. Encourage breaks by helping them to break their work down into manageable chunks or milestones. Work with them to create a work schedule for the evening if it is necessary and work in 10-15 minute breaks in between, often on the hour.
- 5. Try and alleviate loud music, television, or phone calls while the child is doing homework. This will keep all distractions to a minimum.
- 6. Let children do their homework on their own. If they cannot learn from mistakes or think for themselves they won’t be able to learn. You can offer a bit of direction or make suggestions but overall, let the child learn.
- 7. Try and motivate as you monitor the child. Ask about their homework assignments, their tests, and quizzes. Offer them encouragement and check their homework to ensure it is completed. Be available in case they have any concerns or questions.
- 8. Set an example by showing them that you diligently balance the budget and read books around the house. This is the best way to show them life lessons.