NSF publishes Ferrini-Mundy’s tips for helping kids with math homework

The National Science Foundation published a list of ways to help kids with math homework suggested by Joan Ferrini-Mundy, president of the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias and former NSF chief operating officer. The list was republished as a resource for parents to use while schools are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Communication is key to making math homework a positive experience, according to Ferrini-Mundy. Her tips included listening and trying to understand what your child is saying, asking them to think out loud, keeping an open mind and more.