Manchester Public Schools
Office of Equity and Partnerships
Grade 7 Fall Math
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Here are some of the things you can do to help your child learn…
  1. Multiplication Facts
    Multiplication Facts
    Students should review multiplication facts on a regular basis at home.
  2. Facts In your Pocket
    Facts In your Pocket
    Click here to access the Facts In your Pocket video!
  3. Power Tower
    Power Tower
    Click here to watch the Power Tower video!
  4. Quiet and Structured Homework Area
    Quiet and Structured Homework Area
    Create a quiet and structured area for your child to complete homework and practice math skills, making academic work a priority.
  5. Be Positive and Praise Efforts
    Be Positive and Praise Efforts
    Be positive about math and praise your child’s efforts.
  6. Help your Child Get Organized
    Help your Child Get Organized
    Help your child learn how to organize their work and assignments by checking their planner daily, reviewing their organization system with them (use of folders, binders etc).
  7. Encourage Child to Ask Questions
    Encourage Child to Ask Questions
    Encourage your student to ask questions and to speak up when they are struggling.
  8. Practice Showing Your Work
    Practice Showing Your Work
    Practice showing your work to solve equations and inequalities. Show each step on paper using inverse operations on both sides of the equation.
  9. Use Math in Real Life
    Use Math in Real Life
    Have your student help balance your checkbook, pay bills or prepare a budget to grocery shopping. When shopping ask students to compute saving in their head. For example if a tshirt is $26.00 and it is 20% how much is the discount? How much will it cost after the discount?
Additional Resources
Connect with the School
Your child’s teacher is available to answer questions about your child’s progress and what they are learning in class.  Be sure to attend conferences, contact your child’s teacher via email, notes, and/or phone calls. Attend school events (i.e., Open House, Parent Math Night, etc.), as well. Review any work that comes home (corrected papers, classwork or homework) to see what your child is working on in class.
 
  
Questions you can ask the teacher:  
When talking with your child’s teacher:
  • Ask to see a sample of your child’s work.
Ask questions such as:
  • Is this piece of work considered good quality?
  • How could it be better?
  • How is my child’s progress measured throughout the year?
  • Is my child on grade level?
  • Is my child missing any assignments?  
  • Can the assignments still be made up?
  • What skills are most challenging for my child?
  • If my child wants to learn more about a subject, are there resources to help their learning outside the classroom?
  • Extra help can always be provided through team homework club as well as individual appointments.
  • Stay in touch through email with any concerns.
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