4. Get your child to talk through the problem.
If your child needs help with a math problem that you don’t understand or can’t remember how to solve, ask them to talk through the problem with you and explain to you what they learned in class earlier that day or during the week. They may actually be able to figure it out all on their own with some support to recall the concepts and lessons from school.
5. Know when to say when.
According to the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), neither you nor your child should spend more than 10-20 minutes trying to figure out a single math problem that neither of you know how to do. There is no shame in writing a little note to the teacher next to the problem explaining that you both worked on solving it for a more than reasonable amount of time and would like some additional support to grasp the concept more fully.