The online Math Tutor program, available through the Floyd County Schools’ website, includes math practice activities, video tutorials, and printable lessons.
Parents are invited to a Lunch and Learn event at the system’s central office at 600 Riverside Parkway on Monday and bring their lunch for a 30-minute course on how to use the new parent/student math resource.
Three consecutive separate sessions will begin at 11:30 a.m. with each one including an introduction to the program and an opportunity for parents to get hands-on experience with it in the central office’s computer lab.
Math teachers from Floyd County Schools will also be available to help parents and answer questions.
“We hope that parents will take a few minutes out of their day to find out how to best use this new resource,” said Jennifer Greer,
host for the Lunch and Learn and the math facilitator for Floyd County Schools.
“Parents have told us that they need resources to help their child with math, and we feel that Math Tutor is an excellent way to address this need.”
Math Tutor has lessons and tutorials broken down by grade level, subject and state standard. Teachers are also using Math Tutor to support class instruction so children should be able to assist parents in navigating the math resource.
A video tutorial to help visitors use the site is also available by clicking on the FCS Math Tutor logo on the school system’s website.
Besides helping parents work with their children at home, Math Tutor can also help students excel at math.
Math teachers are using the resource in their class to help familiarize students with what the online resource can offer them to master math skills outside of class.
Teachers and schools are also promoting the resource in teacher newsletters, school newsletters and other communication with parents to make everyone aware of the math assistance that is now available.