I teach the upper grades in my school, yet I continue to see kids who do not even have basic algebra skills in place. As a parent, I'm very aware of what my own children are learning in school. For the most part, I've been happy with their progress, but as they rise in grade level, I'm starting to see more emphasis on a loose understanding of the concepts and less emphasis on skills__particularly skills with arithmetic of fractions. The main problem with what I see with my students and my own children is that kids are taught "concepts" and are not taught skills__unless they're lucky enough to have a teacher who knows better. Most particularly, children are not taught mastery of arithmetic with fractions. Unfortunately, virtually all of their future math education depends on being able to do fractional arithmetic.
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.