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The purpose of the reference guide is to help walk parents through facilitation of mathematics at home. It addresses ideas for how you can implement mathematical practice at home, and also helps address the greatest math problem--word problems--and how to methodically approach them, respond to them, and solve them.

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Common Knowledge | My Math Book | 2013Bobby Ozuna | i-Tutor: Math Academy

The information compiled within this study guide was taken from the

book, i-Tutor: A Guide for Improving Your Childs Mathematical Skills

from Homeby Bobby Ozuna, 2013.

This material is protected by US Copyright law. This booklet will be

available to the public, J une 2014.

Separate the Emotion!You are not here to hurt them; you are here to help them.

They dont know, thats why they go to school and thats why they need your help

not your answersbut your HELP in determining, solving, discovering, learning,

comprehending and understanding the answer. Set the emotion aside and just help

them.

You dont have to know the mathRemember, you dont have to know any math

to be able to help them. Youre key role is asking questions using words like, How,

Why, Show me, Teach me, Explain, Prove it.

How?did you get that answer?

Why?did you do/ perform that math or why did you determine that

particular answer?

Show mehow you got the answer so I can learn; show me how to do it.

Teach mehow to do one myself. Can we make our own problem? See if I

can get it right!

Explain to mewhat is going on with the problem, why you know its right,

etc.

Prove itas in, can you prove or disprove that you are right?

They go to school to learnyes, but they come home to practicecalled (at) home

work.

ShowDont Tell: Never tell your child the answer. Your job is to help lead

them into discovery, not quickly find the solution. If they dont know the answer,

reference the IDK Card. Use that as a tool to help them determine what the answer

may be. Show them, but dont tell them.

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The IDK Card: Every time your child says, I dont know, dont get upset with

them (separate the emotion), but instead, refer to the IDK Card (below), which will

help them (and you) process the math, apply an investigative approach, discover the

answer and prove or disprove your work.

What do they want to know? about the problem? Whats the real question

being asked?

In a typical math word problem, there is only one real question which needs to

be answered. You need to determine the real question being asked.

What do I know about the problem?It takes 2 numbers to be make a

math problem. Three numbers implies its likely a ratio/ scale/ proportion

problem. What do you already know about the problem? Can you identify key

words (Reference Math Expressions Worksheet) that tell you what type of

problem it may be? Are there symbols, like the percent sign (%) that tell you

what to do?

What type of math do you need to perform? to get the problem right. Is it

addition? Is it subtraction? Is it multiplication? Is it division? How do you

know? Look for fraction symbols (

somcthng

oc somcthng

), percent symbols (%), does

it require a formula, for example, in geometry? All the information you need, to

determine the answer is written within the problem.

Prove it Can you prove or disprove your answer? In other words, can you

show your work and also, go backwards to prove the answer? If its an addition

problem, you can prove it with subtraction. If its a multiplication problem, you

can prove it with division? This step requires you to show your workthis

proves that you KNOW how to recreate your answer.

The PracticeAthletes and musicians become great athletes and great musicians

because they practice! They should have a weekly regiment of math practice, which

can include math apps, math games on the Internet, worksheets from the Internet and

released EOC & STAAR tests (or previous homework, quizzes, and tests).

The HabitThey should practice at least 4 nights per week, Monday through

Thursday, for 20-30 minutes per night. Mix up the work, so you can approach all

learning styles.

VisualWatching videos or tutorials on the Internet

AuditoryGive them oral quizzes, where they have to think, process,

picture, compile, prepare and respond to the information

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Read/ WriteGive them instructions, notes, something they can read over

that they can decipher, process and implement with what they have seen,

heard and will try

KinestheticLet them try! Hands on experience is the best way to learn!

They need to do it, again, and again, and again, and again, and again

Dare them to get them wrong!Thats right! In school they HAVE to be right, all

the time, or at least 70% of the time. Make it fun by removing a grade and allowing

them to make mistakes. Its in mistakes that we learn best. They will naturally NOT

want to keep being wrong. Its innatehard wiredin us to find answer. Let them.

Remove the emotion. Its practice after all, not the real game!

The World Around Youis a great place to talk about math. Expand on these real-

world (at home) examples.

Basic MathA deck of cards can be a multiplication, subtraction or

addition game.

DecimalsAdding and subtracting money amounts using decimals.

Multiplying .27 cents per day, for the next 5 days, etc.

PercentsAn ad/ newspaper/ TV commercial has a sale, how much can we

save? Is it really a discount? Lets see how much we save before we buy.

Adding the grocery amount with a calculator, and then calculating the sales

tax to see if we guess the right dollar amount at the register. Easy!

AreaI need to measure some space to put new carpet or a rug, how do I

determine area? What is the area of the window? The living room? The top

of a table?

PerimeterHow big is our house, the shed, the bathroom from the

outside?

VolumeHow much water, juice, milk, will this glass, coffee cup, bottle,

jug, etc., hold?

Ratio/ ScaleIts 2 parts water to one part rice, what does that mean?

What if I need to make MORE rice for a larger crowd?

TimeIf the chicken is going to cook for one hour and 13 minutes, how

many total minutes is that? How many total seconds is that?

Elapsed TimeMy favorite show comes on at 7:30, its 4:42 now, how

much time is that?

Distance/ Rate/ TimeWe are driving to grandmas house and the

odometer says 20,952 miles. When we stop it says, 20,994 miles. How far

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did we go? We have to travel to Houston on vacation, its 288 miles and we

plan on going 65 miles per hour, how long should it take us?

Moneycounting dollars, counting change, paying a simulated bill,

building their own imaginary checking accountone day add a paycheck,

next few days deduct fake bills, payments, etc.

And many, many other real world scenarios!

The Environment of LearningThis is the overall objective. Create an

environment of learning in your homewith games, activities, questions, discussions,

worksheets, apps, real-world scenarios, etc., that engages them at home. In time, with

the right approach, continual practice, they will improve, confidence will rise, grades

will go up and your home will be transformed from the place where they have to do

homework to the place where real learning happens. Anything you do enough times

becomes a habitanything you do for an extended period, where you are allowed the

freedom to make mistakes, will allow for comprehension, and with those mistakes will

come learning and ultimatelyUNDERSTANDING!

Confidence is KeyBrag about them. Why not? We brag when they recite a poem

in the play, hit the game winning homerun, make the select team, get first chair in

band, etc. Why not brag about how awesome they are becoming in math? Confidence

is key. When they feel good about something they are doingand their number one

fans are tooting their hornthey will only want more!

Reward ThemImplement a reward system. They keep up the practice, they keep

doing the work, their grades are starting to climb, and they are becoming more

involved in school, in class, with homework, etc.reward them. They deserve it.

After all, we send them to school, hoping they will attend college, so they can and will

be REWARDED with a better quality of life.

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