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Teaching the Parents

This works best for math. Assign the students to “teach” their parents how to do what you are learning in the classroom. Give about 5 problems (so the busy parent won’t have to spend *too much *time. Instruct the students to teach the parents how to do the math problem, then have the parents complete the problem. Leave space at the bottom of the homework page for the parents signature and any comments. Encourage the parent to note if certain steps were harder to explain for the student, then you can target exactly what she or he is having trouble with.

This is a great way for the students to learn the material, and it encourages interaction at home. If for any reason a parent or guardian is not available to be taught the lesson, set aside a short amount of time for the student to teach you how to do the problems.