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.
Books _ Among the dozen or so math word_problem books of note published in the past decade, one, written by Mary Jane Sterling, from a well_known, popular brand of information books, which I'm unable to name here, stands out. The publisher has put a decent chunk of the book online at books.Google.com (go to books.google.com and search for sterling word problems). Striking Difference in Child Development _ If you are considering arranging extra math drills for your child, keep in mind that story problems are more like the real_life problems he or she will encounter, and, they help develop his or her critical_thinking skills. Children develop mental maturity like they do physical maturity. Think about the strikingly different mental development that ordinary math worksheets might foster in comparison to math word problems. Priorities _ Ordinary math worksheets certainly serve a purpose, but think carefully about the ratio of those to story problems when helping your child prioritize his or her available math study time.