Your child can get the homework help he/she needs…and it’s free!
I don’t know who dreads homework more—the parents or the kids. But we do know that it’s a fact of life. Some years you get lucky and have a teacher who doesn’t believe in homework (thank you, Mrs N. who teaches 4th grade!). And some years, you’re not so lucky.
Your son comes home with some math examples to complete. He didn’t quite understand the lesson of the day. Or maybe he was home sick for a couple of days and missed out on a new topic. So, you try to explain it. 5 apples and 4 oranges equals 9 fruits. Or 4 dimes and 2 nickels equals 50 cents. But what if your child’s homework involves the word “polynomial” or “tangent”? Maybe “cosine”? What do you do then?
There are resources available to our children that are game changers.
When a neighbor told me about www.khanacademy.org, I checked it out and was blown away. Their mission is to provide a world class education to anyone, anywhere. There are full lesson plans, with video lectures, examples, quizzes, and more. The subjects are varied and robust. From math at every grade level to early level physics, world history to cosmology, there’s something for everyone.
Another great resource, though it does seem more applicable to older students, is https://quizlet.com. This site offers students the ability to create custom study tools like flashcards, diagrams, quizzes, etc—or to use the tools already loaded by other students!
Jasmine, through her youtube channel “studyquill,” has some very useful information on study skills, organizational tips, and lots of recommendations on supplies to improve productivity in the classroom and at home.
(Please note that we do not advocate or endorse the use of internet sites by children. We do recommend any use of internet resources be supervised by a parent or other responsible adult.)