Math is one of the highest scoring subjects and by gaining a good score in math; students can have an overall commendable grade in exams. The only one thing needed to achieve good grades, is constant practice. Research suggests that math is different from other subjects and it improves student's reasoning skills. Parents are always conscious about their children and they do their level best in improving their scores in exams. Parents are also known as the first tutors so in that respect, they play a vital role in their children's lives. They can boost their children's confidence and support them to achieve their learning goals.
There are some new materials being developed now based on what we are learning about how the brain learns. These brain_friendly materials should be an improvement over what has existed. I recently bought a book by Marcia L. Tate titled "Mathematics Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites." I highly recommend her book. She gives a great deal of information on alternative activities that are better for your child's brain development and for learning.