Parental support is critical when it comes to math achievement, study says
How can busy parents support their kids’ math learning? A new study shows when it comes to math achievement, a parent’s support is critical. They found more maternal support led to better math skills and better school readiness. Experts say parents of any income level should engage with their kids whenever possible. Other studies find that students in the United States rank below eight other countries in reading but below 30 other countries in math.
Pandemic is causing young students to fall behind in math
A handful of new studies suggest students are losing more ground in math right now, rather than reading. Researchers say it may be more difficult to teach some math concepts in virtual classrooms. The education sociologist found the vast majority placed great value in math education and were already using cultural strengths to help their children with math. Through workshops, Galindo helped these mothers capitalize on their strengths to teach math using daily activities at home. “We really want to explore more about watching tv as a way to teach your kids math, Dora, Sesame Street,” said Galindo.