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Education Secretary tells States To Ease Up on the Math and Reading

The United States Government is telling States to concentrate less on Math and Reading!

 

A report by US News and World Report, states that:

The new federal education law allows states to push the reset button on curriculum offerings, John King says.

 

The report goes on to say that:

“After years of schools narrowing their curricula to target math and reading during the test-happy No Child Left Behind era, Education Secretary John King is urging states to use their flexibility under the new federal education law to expand and focus more on science, social studies, arts and world languages.

In a series of speeches planned for this week, King will say that the new law gives schools, districts and states a chance to reset after years of focusing heavily on math and reading.”

 

To read the full article go here:

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-04-14/education-secretary-john-king-to-states-ease-up-on-the-math-and-reading

 

If you find that your child still needs help with learning math and you live near the Cherry Hill, NJ area, give us a call! (856) 874-0050

or visit us at: http://Mathnasium.com/CherryHill

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Pi Day At Cherry Hill Mathnasium

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What is Pi Day?

Here is how it is described in WikipediaPi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 (or 3/14 in the U.S. month/day date format), since 3, 1, and 4 are the three most significant digits of π in the decimal form. In 2009, the United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day.

Since Mathnasium of Cherry Hill isn’t open on the Fridays, we celebrated Pi Day one day early, but the children didn’t seem to mind!

You may be asking, “what is Pi?” The Scientific American website defines it as:

Succinctly, pi–which is written as the Greek letter for p, or –is the ratio of the circumference of any circle to the diameter of that circle. Regardless of the circle’s size, this ratio will always equal pi. In decimal form, the value of pi is approximately 3.14. But pi is an irrational number, meaning that its decimal form neither ends (like 1/4 = 0.25) nor becomes repetitive (like 1/6 = 0.166666…). (To only 18 decimal places, pi is 3.141592653589793238.) Hence, it is useful to have shorthand for this ratio of circumference to diameter. According to Petr Beckmann’s A History of Pi, the Greek letter was first used for this purpose by William Jones in 1706, probably as an abbreviation of periphery, and became standard mathematical notation roughly 30 years later.

You can see their whole article by clicking here.

So while we mathematicians love celebrating numbers, we also love playing with words and having some tasty food while doing it!

Bryan-with-pi-day-pie

Here’s hoping you have a great Pi Day!

 

 

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Can You Make It Easier For Your Child To Learn Math?

Quite often our children struggle with learning math. It’s easy to blame their teachers in school, but perhaps there is something that YOU can do to help your child learn math. I found this article by Edgar Callanan on ezine articles and wanted to share it with you. With a little “out of the box” thinking, your child may find it much easier to learn math! Check it out!

The Role of Parents in Helping Their Child Learn Math Easily

By Edgar Callanan

Children have often found math to be a challenging, and sometimes, downright impossible to manage subject. This has led to the development of the notion that math is a thing to be loathed and avoided at all costs. The irony in this has been that the proponents of this fallacy are in fact trying to cover up their lack of understanding of mathematics by saying that it is a torturous subject by default. Math is a wondrous branch of knowledge that has provided concrete backing for the theorems and laws of almost all branches of science. Mathematical expression, followed by relevant mathematical laws, has become a much preferred strategy to prove or disprove a proposed theory.

However, the importance of mathematics, the way it has been described above, is not the best way to encourage a child to learn the subject, not by a long shot. The best way to inspire a child to do anything is to make it interesting. Parents have been advised by educational consultants that the optimal way to make a child learn math is to provide activities such as flashcards and educational puzzles to pique their kid’s interest in the subject. These days, this has been made especially easy because of all the online mathematical challenges and games available for students of all ages – not only will this help your child grasp the concepts of mathematics easily, but it has been proven to be a great way to boost their IQ as well. Ideally, parents have been recommended to sit with their children when they are doing these activities, and assist, encourage and reward them as needed – a little bit of attention and appreciation from a parent can go a long way in encouraging a child to do something and bolstering their confidence.

Parents have also been advised to keep a close eye on the academic progress of their child in the subject. Children whose parents have sat with them while they are doing their homework, or preparing for a test, have shown vastly improved results. If your child is having difficulty in grasping a concept, make a sincere effort to remove their confusion and clear their mind, and if this isn’t manageable, try to procure the assistance of a professional tutor for the subject, or at the very least, a friend or relative who is good at mathematics. Aside from clearing the child’s concept, this will also increase their confidence when they realize that their parents are there to help them overcome their academic difficulties – the knowledge that there is a reliable expert who can help them get past their educational hurdles has been proven to improve a child’s ability to learn the concepts of any subject, not just mathematics.

Lastly, parents have been emphatically advised by psychiatrists and education experts to never discourage or criticize their child when they make a mistake in the process of learning – it is a sure shot way to seriously impair their child’s ability to learn anything in the future.
It is the duty of parents to ensure that their child does well in studies, and by following the advice presented above, they can certainly help their child out in math.

Learn and Practice math online is made easy by iPracticeMath which provides best solutions and worksheets for practice from grade1 to grade12.

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So as you can see, sometimes just a little attention can go a long way! If however, your child needs more help than that little bit of attention, we are here to help! Please check us out at:

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Help Your Child Learn Math

If your child has a hard time trying to learn math, you might consider using manipulatives. What are manipulatives you ask?

Well don’t let the term scare you. I found an article that will help explain them and also give you some examples of how to utilize them!

Check it out:

Three Easy Ways To Help With Elementary Math

Are you worried about giving adequate help with elementary math to your child? Has your child ever brought home math homework and you have no idea how to assist them? Students no longer learn math the way you and I learned math. They are now exploring, drawing, and developing their own strategies to solve a problem. This leaves many parents in the dark about how to help their child in math. In addition, some people just are not “math people” and therefore feel like they don’t know how to help their child. I am going to give you three easy ways to help with elementary math from home.

Help with Elementary Math Tip #1- One of the easiest ways for a child to learn math concepts is to use manipulatives. Manipulatives are items that your child can move around, group, take away from, add to, etc. These can be anything you have in your house (beans, skittles, grapes, etc.).Manipulatives help children who are struggling in math because they help to bring the problem to life. Your child will now be able to “act out” the story problem, which helps them better understand what they are supposed to do in order to work out the problem or equation.

When children use manipulatives they show the word problem using the manipulatives. For instance, if a child was dividing 72 by 9, he or she would count out 72 beans and then group them into groups of 9. He or she would then count how many groups they have to find their answer. To extend this activity, students can label what they are doing so they can connect the manipulatives with drawings or numbers.

Help with Elementary Math Tip #2- If you don’t have manipulatives at home or if they are completing their work in the car, before baseball practice, or anywhere that manipulatives are not available your child can draw pictures. It might seem too simple to be true, but I have had many experiences where a child was stuck on a problem until they drew a picture and visually saw the problem instead of simply reading it. Drawing pictures of the word problem or equation helps a child see exactly what they are going to do in the problem. They are also able to manipulate the items they are working with, which makes it more fun and meaningful to them.

Drawings work a lot like manipulatives, but students are now strictly using paper and pencil and drawings instead of physically manipulating items. To make this activity more meaningful, your child should label their drawing with numbers, skip counting, or however they are counting the objects in their picture. I always tell my students that anyone should be able to fully understand what they are doing just by looking at their work.

Help with Elementary Math Tip #3- When your child is stuck on a problem try making the numbers smaller. In many cases, children are overwhelmed with big numbers. They see large numbers and automatically think the problem is going to be difficult. Making the numbers smaller doesn’t change the concept, it just makes it easier for them to work through the problem and it gives them confidence that they can complete the problem. Once they can successfully answer the problem with smaller numbers have them try using the bigger numbers. Just remind them to do the same thing with the bigger numbers that they did with the smaller numbers.

Math is a difficult subject for many children. A lot of times they come home and you just don’t know how to help them. Some of the best ways you can help your child succeed in math is to let them use manipulatives, have them draw pictures, and to change the numbers in the problem. They can use one or all of these strategies on the same problem. Utilizing these three easy tips with your child will help with elementary math skills and get them started on the path towards excellence in math.

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So I hope you have a better understanding of manipulatives now. And if you want extra help having your child learn math, please stop by and visit us an Mathnasium in Cherry Hill, NJ!

Have a great day!

 

 

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Math Games For Summer

Summer time is a time of care-free fun for children. A time when there are no tests, no homework and no school thoughts at all! However, it shouldn’t be a time for your child to lose 3 months of math development! So to make the math retention a little more palatable for your young one, I did a little research and found some games that you might consider purchasing and helping your child retain some of that valuable information that they learned in math class throughout the previous school year.

Some of these are great for the portable hand-held games that children like so much. And the nice thing is that you can get used games for a very reasonable price.

So check these out and see if there is something that your child would like.

Kids Learn Math: A+ Edition
publisher: Talking Stick Games
ASIN: B005DXG5GC
EAN: 0859462001007
sales rank: 3136
price: $11.99 (new), $11.69 (used)

Improve your grades with Learn Math – A+ Edition as your personal coach! Practice with exercises ranging from 5 to 20 rounds each as well as a variety of mini-games all focused on grades 1 through 4, featuring 5 categories that contain a total of 15 mini-games.

 

Math Blaster Prime Adventure NDS
publisher: Majesco Sales Inc., published: 2009-05-26
ASIN: B001FEO71S
EAN: 0096427015659
sales rank: 9468
price: $4.33 (new), $3.25 (used)

Features include:

•Practice math facts with the portability and easy-to-use touchscreen of NDS
•Stay interested with fast action and the Blaster narrative
•Experience the challenge of mastering 20 levels and three difficulty modes
•Play alone or go head-to-head with up to three friends
•Learn to perform math functions faster and with improved accuracy

Junior Brain Trainer Math
publisher: Maximum Games, published: 2011-03-02
ASIN: B0042RAX90
EAN: 0814290010423
sales rank: 11109
price: $9.38 (new), $7.49 (used)

The math game that is both fun and rewarding! Designed for children aged 6-12, Junior Brain Trainer Math Edition helps kids improve their math skills while challenging them with exciting games and puzzles. Make learning fun again with the game that keeps kids on their toes and eager to achieve higher goals!

Learn Math
publisher: DreamCatcher Games, published: 2010-03-01
ASIN: B001IK577C
EAN: 0625904717917
sales rank: 15933
price: $44.58 (new), $7.33 (used)

Numbers and calculations can be fun! Take your lessons “to go” on your Nintendo DS with Learn Math. Progress through 10 different topics to learn, practice, and repeat lessons based on a syllabus for grades 1-4. Become a math wizard in no time!

Math Blaster for 5th Grade
publisher: Knowledge Adventure
ASIN: B0007RQY0Q
EAN: 0051581024213
sales rank: 36920
price: $0.23 (used)

over 4000 word problems that help critical thinking skills – 3 levels

These all look like great games that will keep your child’s brain working over the summer and maybe help develop them a little more to get them ready for the coming school year!

Did you know that we offer summer classes at Mathnasium of Cherry Hill? Please call us at (856) 874-0050 for more info.

Have a great day!

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Can A Math Tutor Help?

As you probably already know, we here at Mathnasium of Cherry Hill provide a math tutoring service to help your child do better in their math classes. But quite often people will question as to whether a math tutor truly helps a child with their learning math.

So I’ve decided to share someone else’s article to give you a different perspective on the benefits of a math tutor!

Hope you enjoy it!

Math Tutor– Hit A Home Run On Your Next Report Card

Jackie was a kid that excelled in just about everything. And, from the beginning of her school career no one would have ever suspected that she would need a math tutor. Why she was great at everything from spelling and reading to her favorite sport, softball; she was a super star. Excellent report cards and perfect grade point averages were all commonplace for Jackie as she made her way through elementary and middle school. Jackie always had a knack for picking up any subject with ease. Being a quick study throughout those younger years gave her great confidence to try just about anything. And when a subject gave her a bit of difficulty, Jackie just devoted more time and effort into her study.

But, as time when on the subjects became more challenging for her. The concepts became increasingly more complex and the curriculum much more rigorous, especially mathematics. And, most specifically trigonometry. When Jackie began high school her trouble with these sophisticated math concepts left her in the batter’ s box. This sudden trouble with mathematics threw with Jackie a curve ball. And, no amount of study could help her swing it. From the trigonometry ratios, to trigonometry equations to trigonometry intervals, Jackie was beginning to think she was going to strike out before the first trimester was up.

But, Jackie’s parents still knew that she could make the grade. However, they did not feel that they could explain any of these concepts to her as they themselves had no understanding of them. But, they would do anything for their little girl. And so, since they noticed how much she was studying without making any headway on her own, they were starting to become concerned about how much time she was spending on trigonometry. So, they started looking for a math tutor to help her through these difficult concepts.

Jackie and her new math tutor met after school twice a week for two hours each session. And, like most math tutors, Jackie’s was college mathematics major with a great knowledge and understanding of all mathematics concepts. After a few weeks of meeting Jackie began to understand some of the concepts that were alluding her. Soon, she began to understand all the functions of trigonometry. And, after one trimester, her trigonometry grade went from a low C- to a promising B+. Of course, being the over achiever that she is, Jackie wanted to make a triple play in the form of an A+, but she was willing to keep working with her math tutor to make that happen. And, by the end of the year Jackie had all her bases covered and was doing so well that she was ready for calculus.

By: aardis

Before your child or student falls too far behind, finding a math tutor bellevue, Washinton residents can rely on can be essential in developing a fully rounded education. To find someone who can help, visit: www.tutordoctorwa.com/.

 

Have a great day and come visit us at Mathnasium of Cherry Hill.

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Learn Math In A Fun Way

Learn Math In A Fun Way

Learning math can potentially be very tedious, especially for children. Often classrooms don’t truly help in teaching the skills that your child needs to acquire. If you want your children to develop an interest for math and create a strong foundation for the subject matter, it’s important to start at a young age. You should try making the math homework more fun to do by using fun activities that will help improve your child’s math skills. So, if your little one is complaining andbored with his math homework, you’re at the right place at the right itme!

You can try to make use of the food items or other household items for these activities. Snacks are one of the best ways to help your child master the basic concepts of arithmetic. You can make use of things such as crackers, candies, and other types of snacks. But, before selecting any food items, be sure that you can break it down to small enough parts to help learn the basic concepts of addition and subtraction. With the help of the real food/snack items, children can actually understand what they are doing. It is no longer a random or abstract method.

If you can’t use food items, try to  make use of other items like crayons, pencils, paperclips, and so on. This can be a better option as they are easy to move, without getting messy or being wasted.

It is very important to have the correct approach for a child’s intellectual development. Boys and girls usually like playing games but don’t like the old school teaching. But  the younger age years are the best time to learn. So to aid in a child’s learning, it’s a good idea to join together games and studying. That way your child can have fun with games and at the same time learn something new. Nowadays there are many different color-by-number and action video games, which can be extremely effective in reinforcing the math fundamentals that your child needs to be successful in life.

There are color by number books and e-books created for preschoolers, which will help overcome some problems with the standard learning process. The key benefit of color by number printables is that these materials turn the whole process of learning in to an interactive game. This means that your daughter or son will learn the concepts of math while enjoying various pictures and coloring activities.

Color-by-number pages can be found in a variety of artistic forms. You can pick from different fairy tales characters and/or pets, trucks and so much more. For instance, if your son or daughter adores Winnie the Pooh, you will find plenty of color by number games with Winnie in them.

No matter what profession your child will eventually choose, it will almost certainly involve math in some way. So make sure that they understand and are competent in their math skills by utilizing some of these suggestions now while they are young.

Mathnasium of Cherry Hill   is always happy to help. Please visit us at our website if you have any questions or would like to help your child learn math.

Have a great day!

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Using Technology To Learn Math

I really like technology! Most children I know also like technology. So it only makes sense that we parents and instructors should learn to use technology to help our children learn math, right?

As I was reading through some news lately, I found this article about how an East Brunswick school in Northern New Jersey is using technology (as well as some good old fashioned board games) to help students learn the different topics taught in school – one of them being math.

You can read the article here: Embracing Technology in the Classroom

At Mathnasium of Cherry Hill, we like to utilize many different approaches to help our students learn math. We’ve even had an event where the students got together and played “angry birds”!

So how about you? Do you use technology to help your children learn things?

If so, would you mind posting some of your ideas here for others to see?

Thanks!

Have a great day!

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Math Tutors Can Help Your Child

I was reading an article and thought I’d share it with you. Do you know someone like this?

Math Tutor– Hit A Home Run On Your Next Report Card

 

 

Jackie was a kid that excelled in just about everything. And, from the beginning of her school career no one would have ever suspected that she would need a math tutor. Why she was great at everything from spelling and reading to her favorite sport, softball; she was a super star. Excellent report cards and perfect grade point averages were all commonplace for Jackie as she made her way through elementary and middle school. Jackie always had a knack for picking up any subject with ease. Being a quick study throughout those younger years gave her great confidence to try just about anything. And when a subject gave her a bit of difficulty, Jackie just devoted more time and effort into her study.

But, as time when on the subjects became more challenging for her. The concepts became increasingly more complex and the curriculum much more rigorous, especially mathematics. And, most specifically trigonometry. When Jackie began high school her trouble with these sophisticated math concepts left her in the batter’ s box. This sudden trouble with mathematics threw with Jackie a curve ball. And, no amount of study could help her swing it. From the trigonometry ratios, to trigonometry equations to trigonometry intervals, Jackie was beginning to think she was going to strike out before the first trimester was up. 

But, Jackie’s parents still knew that she could make the grade. However, they did not feel that they could explain any of these concepts to her as they themselves had no understanding of them. But, they would do anything for their little girl. And so, since they noticed how much she was studying without making any headway on her own, they were starting to become concerned about how much time she was spending on trigonometry. So, they started looking for a math tutor to help her through these difficult concepts.

Jackie and her new math tutor met after school twice a week for two hours each session. And, like most math tutors, Jackie’s was college mathematics major with a great knowledge and understanding of all mathematics concepts. After a few weeks of meeting Jackie began to understand some of the concepts that were alluding her. Soon, she began to understand all the functions of trigonometry. And, after one trimester, her trigonometry grade went from a low C- to a promising B+. Of course, being the over achiever that she is, Jackie wanted to make a triple play in the form of an A+, but she was willing to keep working with her math tutor to make that happen. And, by the end of the year Jackie had all her bases covered and was doing so well that she was ready for calculus.

 

By: aardis

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Before your child or student falls too far behind, finding a math tutor bellevue, Washinton residents can rely on can be essential in developing a fully rounded education. To find someone who can help, visit: www.tutordoctorwa.com/.

For those of you in the Cherry Hill, NJ area, please look into our after school math tutoring programs. We make it easy for your student to learn math and get better grades!

Visit us at: http://mathnasium.com/cherryhill

 

 

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Math Tutor In Cherry Hill NJ

If you’re looking for a godd math tutor in Cherry Hill, I humbly submit our business for your review – Mathnasium of Cherry Hill!

That said, the article which follows will give you a good idea of what to look for when you’re looking to hire a math tutor.

A good Math tutor

A math tutor specializes in tutoring math and normally uses different teaching techniques to suit the concerned child’s learning style and personality. A good math tutor should be able to focus on why the child is facing difficulties and then on how to deal with the problem at hand. This way a deep understanding is achieved and the right concepts taken note of.

Math is a subject that should be given special attention to make sure that your child’s career opportunities are not compromised. Recognizing that your child has difficulties in math early is the best way to deal with the problem before it gets out of hand. Although it is possible for a person to succeed in life without doing well in math, you will soon find out that opportunities are quite limited.

The biggest mistake most teachers make is teaching so that a child can be tested to pass. This in turn leaves lots of gaps and will require a tutor who promotes abstract thinking, thereby building a good foundation. This lies in the fact that math subject is naturally cumulative and therefore a child needs guidance and help before the desire to do better and the confidence is lost.

It is possible for a parent to tell that a child has difficulty when it comes to math as he clearly shows no enthusiasm towards it or has absolutely no confidence when doing his homework. Taking too long in assignment completion and a negative attitude are other signs to look out for in order to save your child early. A child may also feel overwhelmed and lack determination in completing class assignments. These signs are the early tell tale signs that your child needs the help of a good tutor.

Math subjects offered

There are various subjects involved in math and a good tutor should be in a position to manage dealing with all of them to make sure that he can help children from all grades and classes. By having this kind of deep knowledge of all the subjects, your child’s work will be made easier since he can deal with one tutor from one grade to the other.

Most of the subjects concentrated on include middle school topics which include geometry, measurements, graphing equation and algebra among many others. Elementary topics include measurements, money and coins, place values and rounding among many others. Others are high school geometry and high school topics involving geometry 1 and 2.

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