This is why it’s so hard to help with your kid’s math homework

Last updated: 05-27-2018

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This is why it’s so hard to help with your kid’s math homework

Two years ago I walked into a car rental return center in Charlotte and interrupted Adrianette Felix mid-rant. “I can’t even help my own child do her homework, it’s so frustrating, and I feel so stupid,” she said. “What kind of mother can’t understand first-grade math?” [Man needed help with son’s third-grade math homework and got it from a stranger on the subway] Felix and I spent the next half-hour engaged in a spirited discussion about the state of math education in America; how we got her...


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