Parents play a very crucial role in shaping their children learning in various grade. Not only in elementary school but also in the 12th grade. Guardians, as well as parents, may realize that there is a great difference between what they learn when they were students and what their students receive currently. This is because of the evolution witnessed in the field of mathematics especially geometry and algebra for mathematics to be in line with science as well as technological advancement. Parents, as well as guardians, may realize the children weakness in learning various new skills as well as new contents in mathematics (Bhargava & Witherspoon, 2015). The purpose of parents support is to aid students to learn numeracy. Numerates students develop a strong foundation that aids them to outshine when they learn geometry, algebra among other mathematics in high levels. These guardians, as well as parents, still can aid or support the learning of their children. First, the parents meet with the children teacher to learn on various important programs as well as services used in mathematics and to get advance on the ways they can support the learning of their children (Bhargava & Witherspoon, 2015). Therefore, there are many online services and programs that are provided to parents or guardians so that they can learn on methods to support the academic success of their children.
Parent Support Mathematical Learning Videos
In this mathematical videos administrators as well as teachers give guardians or parent’s advice on ways to support their children in mathematics. The mathematics teacher’s council has provided many videos to aid in understanding mathematics that students in the 12th grade or even college need to succeed (Hoover & Walker, 2002).
Common Core Math Explained in Three Minutes
This video and article, made by Vox.com, aids address numerous community members as well as parents concerns on approaches of Common Core math. These suggestion offer ways of improving the child learning in mathematics (Barnard, 2004).
Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) program
These provide the adopted standards of the state that a student must be able to understand, apply or do in various grade levels as well as higher mathematics courses. It also provides the introduction information concerning these standards (Hoover & Walker, 2002). The parent or guardian brochures explain these standards to them explaining things that a student is required to know in various grade levels as well as highlighting their progress in these grade levels. The handbook for parents was created in consolidation with the parent’s teachers association summarizes all the CCSSM. Other sources provided include the High School Parents Handbook, powerpoint presentation, FAQs and Webcast for CCSSM introduction (Hoover & Walker, 2002).
The Old Standards Versus Common Core program
This national resource provides information that shows a comparison between what existed and the current CCSSM. Parents understand the evolution of mathematics and the call for the new CCSSM (Barnard, 2004).
Council to Great City School Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core Standards program
This nation council provides guidance to guardians as well as parents on the things that their children will learn and various ways that they can support them starting from kindergarten to high school. The parents’ roadmaps they also give three-year snapshots indicating the standards progress from one year to another (Walker, 2016).
Khan Academy Common Core program
This national program as well provides collaborative mathematics problems associated to each CCSSM. The problem are presented together with the available solutions step-by-step. The student work level can be recorded at their own base in determining progress by use of the personalized dashboards. Success mission completion is recorded on the dashboard of a student that give the teachers, parents, guardians, or tutors the progress of the student (Walker, 2016).
The Evaluation of the Sufficiency of These Programs and Services
To start with, parents meeting with the children teacher to learn on various important programs as well as services used in mathematics is a service that enables the parents to get advance on the ways they can support the learning of their children (Huntsinger & Jose, 2009). Once a parent or guardian understand the available programs it is easy to support their children.
Second, Parent Support Mathematical Learning Videos and Common Core Math Explained in Three Minutes, most schools that have adopted this programs in their school have parents do great work in aiding their children in learning mathematics since they are updated of the various changes (Barnard, 2004).
Third, the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) has enabled many parents to be aware of math their students are expected to learn in various grades. This makes many parents raise concerns to teachers about the weaknesses of their children that the teacher may not have identified (Huntsinger & Jose, 2009).
Finally, research shows that most performing schools have adopted the national resources for parent and guardians: The Old Standards Versus Common Core, Khan Academy Common Core and Council to Great City School Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core Standards. Most well-performing schools have encouraged the parents to use this available nation online programs so as the parents can be able to aid their students in learning mathematics. The students whose parents were exposed to these programs at early stage excel in geometry, algebra among other mathematical concepts in the 12th grade (Huntsinger & Jose, 2009).
No additional programs are required because available program are sufficient for parents in aiding their students to improve in math for a number of reasons. First, the programs provide the parents with changes that have occurred in mathematics over time enabling them to aid their children in working math at home (Huntsinger & Jose, 2009). Second, they give parents information on the result they expect from their students at different grade, thus the parents can evaluate and analyses the progress of their children. Lastly, the problem related to math are evaluated and solutions identified in step-by-step- process. Thus no additional programs are needed but parents should be mobilized to use these programs and services available.
Bhargava, S., & Witherspoon, D. P. (2015). Parental involvement across middle and high school: Exploring contributions of individual and neighborhood characteristics. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44(9), 1702-1719.
Hoover-Dempsey, K. V., Walker, J. M. T., Jones, K. P., & Reed, R. P. (2002). Teachers involving parents (TIP): Results of an in-service teacher education program for enhancing parental involvement. Teaching and Teacher Education, 18(7), 843-867.
Barnard, W. M. (2004). Parent involvement in elementary school and educational attainment. Children and Youth Services Review, 26(1), 39-62.
Huntsinger, C. S., & Jose, P. E. (2009). Parental involvement in children’s schooling: Different meanings in different cultures. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 24(4), 398-410.
Walker, T. (2016). Snapshot of the teaching profession: what’s changed over a decade? Retrieved from https://www.tes.com/us/news/breaking-news/snapshot-teaching-profession-whats-changed-over-a-decade