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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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Kids Can Learn Math With Fun

What does it take to get a child’s interest?

It has been my experience that having some fun while presenting a challenge seems to pique a child’s interest!

I read this article on the subject of helping a child to learn math which I wanted to share with you.

Getting Kids Interested In Math Is About Fun And Games

When students complain about math homework with comments like, “I hate it!” “It’s too hard,” “I can’t!” It usually means that the child has math anxiety that keeps the negative attitude going due to frustration with the subject matter.

But don’t worry; there’s a way that parents can help their students learn to like math through fun and games. Action games with plenty of cool characters will make math homework and learning complicated formulas fun. Games will also allow better recall of what he/she learned because game characters will be remembered along with the concept illustrated. Puzzles are great for cognitive and memory instruction. They come in many different themes for just about every type of mathematical problem and type. Using a theme, such as rockets, space, animals, and cartoon characters, will let the student learn through relationships between the theme and math problems.

Math trivia will not only help the student learn math concepts but also learn amazing, little known facts. The search results are in…and the best news is brain teasers are beneficial for the mind. Look upon a brain puzzler as a mind gymnasium, by extending and examining the brain, learning ability greatly increases. The more you practice, the more adept you will become. Brain teasers are not merely mindless child’s period of play. They are significant informative instruments to direct your child through the basic principles of math. Kids study better once they can have more fun from the instruction.

Several kinds of brain teases for every kind of learner are available. Irrespective of what grade your youngster is, there are all different types of teasers with varied stages of difficulty to aid in stimulating their mind and help the studying method. Children love to have fun. Therefore, why not allow them to experience merriment with some cool interactional mathematics games? There’s nothing improper with stimulating play and discovery simultaneously.

Play solitarily or with other people; and for a greater challenge they could role play with the computer. Interactive mathematics games are self-paced and they allow for prompt feedback. Zero waiting time to get an exam paper marked to check how good they recognize a math theory. Likewise, you can apply comparable worksheets and solution keys for further exercise. These games are absolutely habit-forming due to having your child desiring to practice on the computer to practice additional math problems.

Apply them within your whole family to do and go over all kinds of mathematics skills they will remember. “By giving a child a three-dimensional interactive learning game, you are incorporating the primary levels of learning: tactile, visual, auditory, and neurological,” says Kathleen Halloran, a retired educator of 34 years.

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John Ashley is a mathematical educator who developed the mathematickle line of educational math games and books to help children have more fun with mathematics.

So now you know how to get your child interested in learning math!

What do you think?

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The Best Math Apps

In keeping with the technology theme from our last post, I was wondering what apps might be available for smart phones.

If your child is like mine, then I’m sure they ask you to play on your cell phone when driving somewhere, eating at a restaraunt or maybe just sitting at home. In order that they might not just play a game, I like to have apps that will help them learn while they play.

So I did a little research and found this article that I’d like to share with you. It’s titled “Best Math Apps” and was posted on the commonsensemedia.org website. The quick blurb from the posting is this:

“Learning and practicing math is always more fun when it’s part of a game. We like these apps for how they use creative methods for teaching math concepts to elementary-age kids.”

Here’s the link to the article: Best Math Apps

Have you found any apps for your smart phone that you have downloaded and let your child play in order to help them learn math?

What is your favorite app for your child?

Take a minute please and share with us.

Thanks and have a great day!

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How To Help Your Child Learn Math

If you’re not real sure of how to go about helping your child learn elementary math, here’s a good article I found that I’d like to share with you!
 

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.

 

By: Bethann Baker

Article Directory: http://www.articledashboard.com

 

Hope this helps you. Remember that your children learn from watching you! So be positive and show them that learning math is something to enjoy!

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

Article Directory: http://www.articledashboard.com

 

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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New Ways To Learn Math – The Intervention Program

 While tutoring is a very good way to help a child learn math, there are other methods which have shown to be successful. The article below by Jim Wheelan is just one of these ways. It’s a quick read – so let me know what you think of this? 

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Math Intervention Programs Correct Problems Before They Become Catastrophes

 

 

When he struggles with a subject early in school, your child probably will continue struggling with it throughout life. Fortunately, math intervention programs that are targeted toward early elementary students quickly help overcome those roadblocks to learning.

Math Intervention Programs

Math intervention programs aid both the frustrated student and the teacher with tailored instruction in the concepts and application of mathematical theories, rules and processes. The computer-aided learning process combines teaching basic computer skills with introduction and reinforcement of mathematics.

Most math intervention programs include three tiers of learning: Each tier of Response to Intervention (RTI) presents more intensive instruction in alternate ways for which even the most dedicated teacher can rarely find time.

Tier I is the base or benchmark level for students who have only occasional or temporary difficulties absorbing math concepts.

Tier II comprises a strategic level of additional instruction for students who are yet unable to meet their grade-level standards and need more systematic and tightly focused instruction.

Tier III encompasses the most intensive level of instruction. Students who need Tier III RTI tutoring are at risk of failing math: They have underperformed repeatedly and consistently, and they require in-depth, specialized instruction.

Real-Time Performance Monitoring

Your child is never anchored to a math RTI program and left to sink or swim. The teacher receives constant reports on your child’s progress and can assist your child with specific exercises or rephrase and reintroduce specific items or areas needing attention beyond the program parameters. The elementary teacher can access and use redesigned lesson plans that highlight and reinforce topics and processes that enhance the learning process.

Using a Computer versus a Live Tutor

The concepts behind computerized intervention programs for reading and math, for example, are very similar to live tutoring programs. Your child is evaluated on his strengths and weaknesses and is given tailored learning to reinforce the weak areas identified.

Your child’s teacher is more actively involved with the learning process with a computerized RTI. She can offer support, instruction and guidance in real time. Your child progresses quickly in a familiar and comfortable learning environment.

Summary

Today’s working world is highly competitive. Not only are more jobs available in the high-technology fields than even a decade ago, but job trends lean heavily toward even more increases in the future. Providing your child a solid foundation in mathematics and other areas can only improve the child’s future possibilities. Help your child learn now when his mind is easy to teach. Enroll him in extra English courses or utilize math intervention strategies as soon as possible when continued difficulties arise. Clear the learning path of obstacles while the problems are easily corrected and help pave the way to a more secure future.

Jim Wheelin writes about many different math intervention programs and other educational topics for parents and kids. Jim is always keeping an eye out for the latest in math technology, games and other educational resources including http://www.dreambox.com/math-intervention .

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So what do you think? Is this better than having a personal tutor?

 


 

 

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Quick Tips To Help Your Children With Math Homework

Here’s an article to help you learn how to help your children get their math homework done!
It comes coutesy of ArticleDirectory.com

Three Easy Ways To Help With Elementary Math by Clarence Bailey

Have your children 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.

Do you think these will help you? Drop a comment below and let me know what you think?

Have a great day!

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Easy Steps To Help Learn Elementary Math

If you have a young child who is trying to learn math – here is a good article that will give you some pointers to help make learning math much easier for your child.

Three Easy Ways To Help With Elementary Math

By: Clarence Bailey
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 there you have it! If you use these tips I believe that you’ll find teaching math to your young student is (as Sherlock Holmes would say) elementary my dear Watson!

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“Why Do I Need To Learn Math?”

If you’re a teacher or a parent, you’ve probably heard this question before! Chances are good that as a student you even asked this question yourself. 

Apparently JoLynn Colbert heard this question many times and decided to write a nice article to provide the answer for all of us who have had or heard this question. The article can be found at EzineArticles.com and is shown here for your pleasure.

Why Do We Have To Learn Math? Discover 6 Good Reasons
 
Students will often pose frustrating questions of various types to teachers or parents. Frequently, these questions are not really questions at all, but more of a whining complaint accompanied with the motive to waste time or sidetrack the teachers lesson plan. Some of your most spontaneous, off the cuff, answers may include: ” Because I said so,” or; “Because we are having a test tomorrow.” These words may slip out of our mouths even though we aware that these responses are inadequate. Sometimes however, the question is a legitimate one. A question we may have even asked ourselves from time to time. “Why do we have to learn math?” Below are a list of 6 good reasons to learn math. Also included is a possible assignment to give students to help them learn the reasons.

1. Simple math concepts build on themselves. We need simple math concepts to work into more advanced math concepts. Even if you get a job working with people, you will very likely still need math. Advanced math is needed for a near infinite list of many popular careers such as: 

Computer fields

Finance and banking

Plumber

Electrician

Mechanic

Sales

Clothing designer

Business manager

Builder

(fill in the blank)

Jobs for unskilled labor are becoming harder and harder to come by. Getting a good job with good pay will depend on your special skills that not everyone can offer. Math is one of those skills. Even if your job involves working mainly with people, it is very likely you will still have to use math. Learn math and get the job of your dreams.

2. Math is needed when you must decide how to create the very best arrangement for furniture, equipment for large groups of people at work or for a special occasion at home. Simple math concepts such as multiplying fractions and manipulating ratios make it easy to adjust cooking recipes to the number of people you want to serve. Learn math and make your personal life function better.

3. Math can help you create art. Not only will you want to get the correct sizes and color mixtures, math is used in almost every aspect of art. Major universities offer an entire class called “Mathematics in Art and Architecture”. Techniques like tiling, tessellation, perspective, pattern, and symmetry are some of the concepts used in art that require the use of math. Make yourself and your world more beautiful. Learn math.

4. People will often try to make you to believe something that isn’t true and may use math that seem to prove what they say. If you know how to check the math, you can steer clear of being the fool. the shady business of using math to lie is the subject of a classic book, “How to Lie With Statistics” by the author Darrell Huff. Written some 50 years ago, most of the deceptive math tricks described in his book are still being used on a regular basis. Even if someone is not trying to deceive you, it is possible that an error was made. For example: A laboratory test may show that a person has a particular disease. If mathematical errors were made in the analysis, the person may not have the disease at all. It is important to be able to understand any information that comes to you with a claim of “mathematical proof”. Don’t be fooled. Learn math.

5. Math is essential in personal finance issues and budgeting. In your personal life, you may use math to plan how budget your money. On the job you may need to plan how your company will spend money. Learn math and grow rich.

6. Learning math and solving problems is a mental exercise that improves your general thinking ability. It is like exercise for your brain. Want to become smarter in every way? Learn math.

It should be obvious that there are many more than 6 good reasons to learn math. The next time a math student asks you “Why do we have to learn this” make this simple assignment:

Read this article and write one unique paragraph on “Why should we learn math?”

To your success and prosperity,
JoLynn Colbert

Author JoLynn Colbert invites you to view our FREE! Report on how to motivate your child. http://www.tutorfi.com/parents

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So there you have it! A very good article and your explanation as to why you (and your children) need to learn math!

Until next time – make sure you get your share of pi

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