Math Homework Help

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We Believe...

  • All students can learn.
  • Math is about thinking and reasoning, not just getting the answer.
  • Meaning and context is essential for learning mathematics.
  • Students must learn mathematics with understanding, actively building new knowledge from experience and prior knowledge.
  • It is critical for student to communicate their mathematical thinking.
  • All students can learn mathematics and contribute to the math environment.
  • All students will have access and contribute to high level mathematic discussions.
  • In teaching students to be persistent, flexible, and creative problem solvers.
  • Students deserve to get feedback about their learning and progress towards mastery.
  • Students deserve a safe learning environment.

Visit the Support for Families page on the Bridges Math Learning Center website, where you will find:

  • Unit overviews that explain what your child will be learning
  • Tips for helping your child with homework
  • Links to more information about each grade level of Bridges
  • Links to additional resources, including books and free online games

Make connections to their math understanding and the world around them.

  • Be curious! What do you notice? What do you wonder?
  • Capture moments to talk/think about something mathematically.
  • Make predictions.

Levels of Thinking

Guide Questions

Memory: recall or memorizes information

What have you been working on that might help with this problem?

Translation: changes information into another form

How could you write/draw what you are doing?
Is there a way to record what you’re found that might help you see more patterns?

Interpretation: discovers relationships

What’s the same? What’s different?
Can you group these in some way?
Can you see a pattern?

Application:  solves a problem – use of appropriate generalizations and skills

How can this pattern help you find an answer?
What do you think comes next? Why?

Analysis: solves a problem – conscious knowledge of the thinking

What have you discovered?
How did you find that out?
What do you think that?
What made you decided to do it that way?

Synthesis: solves a problem that requires original, creative thinking

Is there a different option?
What would happen if …?

Evaluation: makes a value judgement

Have you found all the possibilities?
How do you know?
Have you thought of another way this could be done?
Do you think you have found the best solution?

Play games! Read “mathy” picture books.


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