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Support your child’s learning

You can support your teen by helping them understand how math plays a role in everyday activities and in their future. For example:

  • show an interest in what your child is learning in class
  • find ways to incorporate math into everyday activities at home (for example, making goals to save, calculating discounts and interest payments, or predicting travel time)
  • talk with your child about their strengths, interests, education and career goals
  • help your child make connections between what they learn in school, their interests and the courses they choose to take
  • talk with your child about career opportunities that rely on math skills  
  • ask your child’s teacher, guidance counsellor or other school staff questions about skills and experiences required to help your child as well as the supports that are available along the way
  • stay informed about your child’s learning and stay in touch with their school and teachers

Learn more about how you can prepare your child for Grade 9 math.