Monday, December 2, 2019

When You Can't Help Your Kids With Their Math Homework Anymore

Well, you guys, it is officially here. The time has come when I am no longer able to help ANY of my kids with their math homework. I mean, my 8th graders, they stopped asking me for homework help LONG ago, when it was apparent that their math skills were far superior to mine, even though I am 20ish years older than they are! But, I still had a tiny bit of pride because I was still able to help my tiny guy with his math!

Now, he is in 4th grade, and let's just say, not so much. I am no longer able to help him with his math homework. I mean, maybe I can take my calculator and come up with the actual answer that he is looking for, but as for HOW to get to that answer, the way they do math these days is the most complicated thing I have ever seen! Let's just say that this "new school" math is DEFINITELY NOT mommy's strong point!

However, just because I don't understand my kid's math homework these days doesn't mean that I can just turn my back on them and not give them help if they need it. I have been able to show them some really helpful YouTube videos which have been able to explain things to them much better than I can, and sometimes they even have tutoring sessions at their school, which is really nice. Plus, I do have my older two kids who are usually able to help my little one out with his schoolwork and homework, even if they sigh dramatically about 2904 times while they do it, since, you know they have SO many more important things to do!

What about you guys? Are you still able to help your kids with their math homework or are those days way behind for you guys too? Have you been able to get maths tutoring from Tavistock Tutors  or do you just wing it on your own? I am looking for any help or advice you guys might be able to give me and I am open to any and all suggestions! (Except telling me to actually LEARN how to do today's math, that is WAY too hard for me!) Let me know in the comments below what your thoughts are on helping your kids with their homework when it has gotten way past what you understand, and let me know your tips and tricks so maybe I can try some of them too!

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