Is your child being tracked in math?
The answer is likely yes – even if you don’t know what track your child’s on, where it’s leading, or what it means for your child’s education.
Simone's math problem
A 7-year-old girl is humiliated by her teacher after failing a math test. How many years will it take to cure her math anxiety, an educational illness that plagues millions?
Are we teaching math all wrong?
Here’s why the math education your children need is most likely not what their school is teaching.
What your child should have learned in kindergarten to 8th grade
Here are some of the key skills your child should learn in kindergarten to 8th grade, plus ways to give your child a little extra practice over the summer.
What your 5th grader should have learned
Here are some of the key skills your fifth grader should have covered this year, plus ways to practice them over the summer.
10 tips to boost 5th grade math skills
As the concepts your child is learning become more sophisticated, here are some simple ways you can support them at home.
How to help your child be good at math (even if you’re not)
You don’t have to be confident in your own math ability in order to help your child excel.
3 things to say when your child says, "I'm bad at math."
When your child tells you he's bad at math, it's an opportunity to turn things around. Experts weigh in on how you can respond so that your child feels confident and positive about math, even when it's difficult or frustrating.
Like a Sponge podcast: The M-Word
Essential? No doubt. Well-loved? Oh, please. In the first episode of Like a Sponge, GreatSchools' new podcast for parents on the science of learning, we explore why math fills so many Americans with fear and loathing, and what experts are doing to change the math story for your child.