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How to Complete Your Math Homework Successfully

Updated on May 22, 2013
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Math Homework!

It is inevitable that math homework will exist. You must complete the work and turn it in to your teacher. Here are some straight up tips to successfully completing you math homework from a teacher. This teacher would love it if homework didn't exist either because then I wouldn't have to grade it!

Make Time

Create time for your child to do their homework, whether it is right after school, before bed, or in the morning, create and set a routine so that your child knows the expectation of when their homework should be completed. Friday morning on the way to school is not the time to be completing homework.

Keep this a consistent time where your child knows that homework comes first, not sports, toys, or other activities. This may be a flexible daily schedule, for example Tuesdays homework is done right after school, but on Wednesday homework is done right before bed.

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Gather Your Materials

Make sure that your child has all the necessary materials they will need to complete their homework. Keep all of these materials in a place where the child can find them and knows where to put them back. When it is homework time don't waste time trying to find a pencil in order to complete the homework.

I always double buy supplies like pencils, crayons, glue sticks, etc to keep a set at home for the kids to use to complete their homework. I have a pencil case that contains all of these materials and another place in the office where I keeep extra supplies for when the supplies from school or home run low.

Find a Place

Have a designated homework place. it can be a desk, the kitchen counter, the dining room table, etc. Imagine this being a table and chair similar to the experience of sitting at a desk at school. Sitting on the couch is not a conducive place to complete homework, especially if the TV is on.


We do have a home office but honestly it is more a place for me to work than my kids. The dining room table serves as our homework station becuase the kids can work on their homework while I make dinner and I can answer questions as needed.

Math Homework!

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Check Your Answers

As you complete each problem check your work.

  • Does my answer make sense?
  • Does it need a label?
  • Is the computation correct - use inverse operation to check

Everyone, including the teacher makes errors, so it is important to double check your work. You are expected to make mistakes but if you check over your work you will find those silly mistakes that you knew the answer to but wrote it down wrong or make a simple error.

Did the Homework make it into the Backpack?

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Put is Somewhere Safe

Leaving your homework sitting on the kitchen counter isn't going to do you much good the next day in class. Take the extra minute to put it away in the correct folder in your backpack. Consider this part of doing your homework, it isn't done until it is where it belongs.

Turn it IN!

Hopefully you took my previous advice and put it where it belonged so that when you get to class the next day you just need to turn it in. Don't forget to double check that your name is on it!

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      CarlySullens 4 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      Great Hub! One of my kids teacher's gives their math homework for the whole week on Monday. My other child's teacher gives one sheet of math homework every night. I find it easier to be more discipline and doable when it comes home one sheet at night. The thick packet for the week is daunting and what ends up happening we end up doing 5-7 pages on Sunday. Part of that is my fault as the mom. I like your hub with the good tips and reminders.

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      kthix10 4 years ago from IL

      Yes, but as an experienced math teacher I write to what I know :)

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      Jacob Long 4 years ago from Memphis, TN

      Don't you think this applies to pretty much any kind of homework as well?