Below is a list of resources that parents may find helpful:

Helping Your Child Understand Math Problems

Sometimes trouble with math is more about the words and grammar used to write the questions. This is where you come in. Re-write the questions for your child keeping the following ideas in mind…

  • Write the most important sentence first.
  • Leave only the words and sentences that are important to solving the problem.
  • Use simple sentence structure such as: subject/verb/object.

Anna is having a birthday party with 8 friends. She is hanging balloons around for decorations. She has 4 bags of red balloons and 5 bags of yellow balloons but no blue balloons. If each bag has 10 balloons, how many balloons does she have to hang?

Rewrite as: Anna has 4 bags of red balloons and 5 bags of yellow balloons. Each bag has 10 balloons. How many balloons are there in total?

Vocabulary

Don’t assume that your child knows what all the words in a math problem mean. Help your child understand all the words in the problem before figuring out what math needs to be done. Example. if a problem states “John has a dozen donuts” and your child doesn’t understand

Education Sessions – Alberta Health Services

1 in 5 children and youth experience mental health problems (CDC, May 2014). The Community Education Service (CES) provides FREE education sessions on child, youth, and family health and mental health topics for parents, caregivers and those working with these populations. CES education sessions are hosted at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and at various venues in Calgary and nearby communities. Select sessions are available via audioline or videoconference.

Parent Resources

Below is a list of resources that parents may find helpful:

Helping Your Child Understand Math Problems

Sometimes trouble with math is more about the words and grammar used to write the questions. This is where you come in. Re-write the questions for your child keeping the following ideas in mind…

  • Write the most important sentence first.
  • Leave only the words and sentences that are important to solving the problem.
  • Use simple sentence structure such as: subject/verb/object.

Anna is having a birthday party with 8 friends. She is hanging balloons around for decorations. She has 4 bags of red balloons and 5 bags of yellow balloons but no blue balloons. If each bag has 10 balloons, how many balloons does she have to hang?

Rewrite as: Anna has 4 bags of red balloons and 5 bags of yellow balloons. Each bag has 10 balloons. How many balloons are there in total?

Vocabulary

Don’t assume that your child knows what all the words in a math problem mean. Help your child understand all the words in the problem before figuring out what math needs to be done. Example. if a problem states “John has a dozen donuts” and your child doesn’t understand

Education Sessions – Alberta Health Services

1 in 5 children and youth experience mental health problems (CDC, May 2014). The Community Education Service (CES) provides FREE education sessions on child, youth, and family health and mental health topics for parents, caregivers and those working with these populations. CES education sessions are hosted at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and at various venues in Calgary and nearby communities. Select sessions are available via audioline or videoconference.

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