My Teacher Resources on TpT
Collaborating with teacher colleagues over the years has inspired me to create and adapt documents and activities for my own classroom. Perhaps I have some resources you might be able to use. I have started uploading documents, card matches and other resources to the site called "Teacher Pay Teachers." Please check it out and pass it along to other high school math teachers who may be interested in "not reinventing the wheel" and using already prepared resources or adapting resources for your own style.
How can parents assist their student in being successful in mathematics?
1) Encourage your student to talk directly to the teacher when they are struggling. Teachers generally want to help students succeed. Students need to take ownership and initiative.
2) Address questions, problems and concerns immediately when they arise. Don't hesitate or the problems will grow.
3) Provide a quiet environment free of distractions for your student to complete work at home.
4) Encourage your student to seek help outside of class by working with the teacher or by working with friends. Students can learn a lot by working with friends in a study group and talking about math in their own language.
5) Find a tutor to work with your student to provide a new perspective and explain concepts in different ways that may help your student make the necessary connections to be successful.
6) Be a risk taker and read through the directions and the problem and try to solve the problem with your child rather than immediately telling your child "I can't do math." If the content is not higher level math like Calculus and you can read ... I bet you can help. Give it a try.