Top Tips for Parents and Guardians


  • Build strong, positive attitudes about math. When children feel positively engaged and successful, they are more likely to stick with an activity or a problem to find a solution.
  • Begin with activities that meet your child’s level of mathematical understanding. Early success in solving problems will build your child’s confidence. Gradually move to activities that provide more challenge foryour child.
  • If you and your child are more comfortable in a language other than English, use it. Your child will understand concepts better in the language that he or she knows best.

Taken from Doing Mathematics with you Child (K-6) - A Parent Guide from the Ministry of Education

Featured Sites from the Secord Math Coach

This is Which One Doesn't Belong?, a website dedicated to providing thought-provoking puzzles for math teachers and students alike. There are no answers provided as there are many different, correct ways of choosing which one doesn't belong. Enjoy!
Focus: Supporting oral communication, helping students to explain their answers and focus on the process and not one final answer.

Jo Boaler: A Math Expert from Stanford University

We love Jo Boaler and the work she shares for free on her website. Her Positive Classroom Norms outlines great tips for families and teachers to support learning math at school and at home! Check her out on YouTube.

Math Resources for families

Kindergarten – Grade 3


Grades 4-6


Grades 7-8