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Make It Easy For Your Child To Learn Math

You can help your child learn math and even make it easier for them if you use the right tools.

The article below will give you some suggestions on how to do this. Check it out and see if it helps you with your child.

Math is a very important subject for everyone to master. Mathematics is used in every area of life – in the home, on the job, and even in recreation.

The problem is that some people just don’t understand the concepts. This can be caused by different factors. Sometimes a child in school does not grasp the basic functions because of attention or classroom problems. This causes them to experience problems as each year new and more advanced tasks are added to their work.

Another thing that causes problems in math is that some people just aren’t as good at it as others. But for your child’s sake, you should take every measure you can find to improve their math skills. It will help them in the future to be able to function on the job and in the home.

Make Math Enjoyable

Math is learned through repetition, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun doing it. You can help your child become better at math by spending a few minutes a day working with them. Spending time with your child can strengthen your relationship and give you quality time together as well as help them academically.

There are software programs for the child to use themselves or worksheets to use for one-on-one tutoring. You can find programs that help tutor in the basics such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

After the basic functions have been mastered, you can find programs to help with more advanced operations. These topics would include decimals, fractions, percents, ratio, rounding, prime numbers, geometry and more. With exercises, tips and strategies, your child’s confidence and performance will grow.

Use a Variety of Math Exercises

Some tuition programs include math quizzes, puzzles, and challenges to develop mental sharpness. Presenting math topics in challenging and creative ways makes it more interesting and helps the child not to be discouraged.

You can enrich your child’s learning and help him advance at his own pace so he masters each subject. There are courses offered online that will grade and give advice as your child works through their program. You will find software programs set up as games that guide a child through different mathematical tasks. There are online sites that teach math through sports and other subjects that are interesting to children and teens.

Begin Working Now

Before you decide what software or worksheets to order, you can have your child take an online evaluation test. This will show you what their weaknesses and strengths are in math. Then you will know what areas to concentrate on to effectively improve their math skills.

Don’t delay in helping your children learn math. The longer you wait, the harder it will be for them to catch up on what they missed. Have a positive attitude and patience to help them enjoy their math work. Find a good program that is tailored to their needs. Then be consistent in working with them or encouraging them to work. You will be pleased at the good results, and your child will reap the benefits from your help for the rest of their life.

Chris Robertson is an author of Majon International, one of the worlds MOST popular internet marketing companies on the web. Learn more about Improve Your Child’s Math Skills or Majon’s Education directory.

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While these suggestions are very basic in nature, with a little imagination and looking back at some of our other posts, you can find many resources to help your child learn math while having fun doing it!

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Problem Solving Can Help You Learn Math

Quite often when people hear “problem solving” and math, their eyes glass over and they almost lose consciousness!

Yet even though it has a reputation for being extremely difficult, problem solving can truly help a student learn math skills as well as become more proficient at learning life reasoning skills!

I found this article at Article Alley by Dennis McLynn that I’d like to share with you.


Learning Math Through Problem Solving

Problem solving is an important component of mathematics education. It is a method that enables students to achieve a functional and logical understanding of math. Mathematics is an essential subject because of its practical role to the individual and society. Through a problem-solving approach, this practical aspect of mathematics can be developed. Problem solving is a method for students to construct, evaluate, and refine theories about mathematics.
Presenting a math problem to students and developing the skills needed to solve that problem is more motivational than teaching the skills without context. Such motivation gives problem solving special value as a method for learning new concepts and skills or reinforcing skills already acquired. Learning mathematics through problem solving can create a context which mimics real life and justifies the mathematics rather than treating it as an end in itself.

Problem solving is more than a process for teaching and reinforcing mathematical knowledge and helping to meet everyday challenges. It is also a skill which can enhance logical reasoning. Individuals cannot function optimally in society by simply knowing the rules to follow to obtain a correct answer. They also need to be able to determine which process a situation requires. Problem solving can be developed as a valuable skill in itself, as a way of thinking, rather than just the means to an end of finding the correct answer.

One of the goals of teaching math through problem solving is to encourage students to refine and build their own processes over time, as their experiences allow them to discard some ideas and become aware of additional possibilities. In addition to developing knowledge, students can also develop an understanding of when it is appropriate to use specific strategies. In this approach, the emphasis is on making students more responsible for their own learning. There is considerable importance placed on exploratory activities, observation and discovery, and trial and error.

Problem solving should be the focus of teaching and learning math because it encompasses skills and functions which are an important part of everyday life. It can also help people adapt to changes and unforeseen problems in their careers and other parts of their lives. Problem solving should underlie each aspect of mathematics teaching in order for students to experience of the power of math in the world around them.

By: Dennis McLynn

Dennis McLynn is the Vice President of Strategic Marketing & Business Development for High Points Learning. HighPoints Learning (HPL) is a leader in Web-based math education and instruction. HPL offers an online math tutoring program that helps raise participants’ math scores an average of 15 points in pre and post testing. HighPoints Learning services the 3-12 grade market. For more information visit: ehighpoints.com

So Mr. McLynn makes some good points, right? Did he succeed in making you less fearful of word problems?

Let me know!

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Help With Solving Word Problems

Word problems can be a source of frustration and anxiety for many students. So I was looking for an article to see if there was any goos advice on this topic and I found the article below on Article Directory .com.

It offers some good ideas and should prove helpful as your student takes on learning math and solving word problems.

Six Word Problem-solving Strategies To Help Reduce Math Anxiety

 

 

Many students fear and despise the mathematics story problems (word problems) they encounter in their classes. Math anxiety is a real life experience and is usually made worse by the thought of having to solve a story problem.

The truth is, life itself is made up of a long series of story problems and those whose solution requires the use of our math skills are not difficult once a few simple strategies are learned.

Story problems usually contain key words or phrases that tell what operation(s) need to be performed with the numbers. Learn to look for these word clues:

ADDITION: add (to), sum, plus, more than, increased by

SUBTRACTION: subtract (from), difference, minus, less than, decreased by, how many more?

MULTIPLICATION: multiply, product, times, twice, three (four, five, etc.) times, percent

DIVISION: divide, quotient, share equally

When attempting to solve one of these problems, if the appropriate operation to be used is not obvious – just try something. If the wrong method is selected, one will at least learn what does not work – after all, if something isn’t tried, nothing will be learned.

Here is a basic procedure to follow:

Read the problem carefully – find out what is being asked for. Don’t try to understand the whole problem the first time through – just determine what the main question is.
Go back and re-read the problem to see what information has been given that will be helpful in answering the main question.
Find any word clues that will help determine what operations are needed.
Perform the required operations.
Finally, mentally check the answer to see if it makes sense and is reasonable. Be especially aware of the units (ft., in., lb., oz., gallons, etc.) and be sure the answer is expressed in the correct units.

The following six proven strategies will be helpful in solving story problems:

Draw a Figure or Diagram: This is the basic strategy to use when help is needed to visualize what is wanted in a problem – a sure-fire way to clear out any mental fog that exists. Labeling the figure with all the known information will keep everything straight and avoid getting lost in the words.

Put Data in a Table – Look for Patterns: A table is a great method for organizing information and once the information is in the table, it is a lot easier to find a pattern in the data.

Cut and Try Method: This method involves taking a guess at the answer and checking it against the desired answer and then adjusting the first guess (and any subsequent guesses) to get closer to the desired result.
An example of this method is used in zeroing an artillery piece on its target. An observer gives his best estimate of the target coordinates, a round is fired, the location of the hit is observed and the coordinates adjusted accordingly. The process is repeated until a hit is registered on the target.

Solve a Simpler Problem: Using a simpler version of a problem can be helpful in suggesting a problem solving approach.

A well-known example of this method involves deciding how many fence posts are needed for a fence of given length if the posts are to be spaced at 10 foot intervals. Draw a diagram of a fence with two or three posts, observe the pattern and apply it to the longer fence in the problem.

Work Backward: Solving problems by working backward is exactly what we do when solving linear equations.

For example: the equation 9x – 13 = 32 means that 13 subtracted from the product of x multiplied by 9 results in 32. So we reverse those operations to find x. Add 13 to each side of the equation and then divide both sides by 9.

Dimensional Analysis: Dimensional Analysis is one of the most useful methods for solving story problems. The great thing about specifying the units of the measurements (besides clarifying what we are talking about) is that they act just like numbers in arithmetic operations. All we do to solve a problem is put the units in the right order to produce the correct units for the answer.

For example: If a car traveled 395 kilometers in 210 minutes, what was the average mph?
Put the units in order so that cancellations will result in the desired combination:
Km/min x mi/km x min/hr = mi/hr

Next, plug in the given information and carry out the arithmetic operations.
395 km/210 min x 0.621 mi/km x 60 min/hr = 70 mi/hr or 70 mph

In summary, if students afflicted with “math phobia” will take a deep breath and approach the story problems with calmness and the following tools, life will take on a new beauty and serenity:

Read the problem carefully
Look for the operations key words
Pick a logical strategy to find the solution;

Draw a figure or diagram and label known parts
Put data in a table and look for patterns
Cut and try (take a few guesses and refine)
Solve a simpler problem
Work backward
Use dimensional analysis

Review your answer to see if it is reasonable.

Don’t forget to be neat and logical and have some fun – story problems are just a puzzle to solve.

By: Robert Leatherwood, PhD

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  So what do you think? Did you find this article useful? Are you ready to go out and tackle some word problems?  🙂

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Learning Math The Old Fashioned Way

Some things just can’t be improved upon! But then again, somethings can! 🙂

Do children learn math better when they’re taught the old fashioned way?  Check out this article for the latest program on this subject.

Teach Reading, Writing & Arithmetic The Old-fashioned Way

If you are struggling to find fun, educational resources for your child and/or students then visit a new innovative website which provides interactive, hands-on fun ’inside the box’ at the click of a button.

Fat Cat Phonics is a specially designed teaching tool created to help young children develop their reading, writing and math skills.

Studies show that children learn by doing. Bright colorful manipulatives, a dry erase pen and a wide variety of reusable worksheets housed in a custom-made wood box engage the young learner while teaching and reinforcing key concepts.

The products are the brainchild of housewife and mom, Jennifer Powell. She said: “Who knew that what started out as a craft project with my daughter would eventually turn into a fun interactive teaching resource for parents and teachers alike?

“Fat Cat had his humble origins in a simple refrigerator magnet. My daughter and I were looking for ideas for homemade Christmas presents for her friends when we stumbled across a DIY article on how to make bubble magnets.

“We decided to make alphabet magnets for the refrigerator and suddenly an idea took hold that just wouldn’t shake loose.”

With the help of specialist, Jo Ann Trautman who has worked in education for more than 35 years, the pair developed a brilliant comprehensive learning package which helps every child learn at their own pace.

Jo Ann said: “Fat Cat Phonics is an engaging way to provide preschool through primary students the practice needed to take phonics to the automatic level.”

Products include the ‘Let’s Get Ready to Read’, ‘I am Reading’ and ‘Math is Fun’ starter box set each housed in a sturdy custom wood box. Also available are a variety of reusable workbooks. These workbooks boast creative hands-on exercises designed to ensure that your child enjoys learning the basic building blocks so necessary for academic success. Over 500 worksheets and counting!

Buy the box once as it can be used to teach reading, math, spelling & handwriting. You simply add workbooks as your child advances.

Jennifer added: “Our company recognizes that children love to move and they love to learn and we could not think of a better way to blend the two than with colorful chunky (non-magnetic) manipulatives and hundreds of bright engaging worksheets. “

Preschool, kindergarten and first grade students will thoroughly enjoy learning how to read “Inside the Box”.

By: Fat Cat Phonics

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Jennifer Powell www.fatcatphonics.com

 

While the term “old fahioned” conjures up for me, images of a teacher pounding out math facts while holding a ruler or pointer in her hand, this approach seems rather new. What does “old fahioned” mean to you? Drop me a comment below?

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Math Tools Can Make Learning Math Easy!

In my never ending search for information, I happened on an article about math tools that I thought would be grerwat to share with my readers! It is from article dashboard.com and is authored by Saharan. Check it out.

Improve Your Childs Mathematical Skills With Easy Math Tools

Math is a very important subject for everyone to master. Mathematics is used in every area of life in the home, on the job, and even in recreation.

The problem is that some people just dont understand the concepts. This can be caused by different factors. Sometimes a child in school does not grasp the basic functions because of attention or classroom problems. This causes them to experience problems as each year new and more advanced tasks are added to their work.

Another thing that causes problems in math is that some people just arent as good at it as others. But for your childs sake, you should take every measure you can find to improve their math skills. It will help them in the future to be able to function on the job and in the home.

Make Math Enjoyable

Math is learned through repetition, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun doing it. You can help your child become better at math by spending a few minutes a day working with them. Spending time with your child can strengthen your relationship and give you quality time together as well as help them academically.

There are software programs for the child to use themselves or worksheets to use for one on one tutoring. You can find programs that help tutor in the basics such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

After the basic functions have been mastered, you can find programs to help with more advanced operations. These topics would include decimals, fractions, percents, ratio, rounding, prime numbers, geometry and more. With exercises, tips and strategies, your child’s confidence and performance will grow.

Use a Variety of Math Exercises

Some tuition programs include math quizzes, puzzles, and challenges to develop mental sharpness. Presenting math topics in challenging and creative ways makes it more interesting and helps the child not to be discouraged.

You can enrich your childs learning and help him advance at his own pace so he masters each subject. There are courses offered online that will grade and give advice as your child works through their program. You will find software programs set up as games that guide a child through different mathematical tasks. There are online sites that teach math through sports and other subjects that are interesting to children and teens.

Begin Working Now

Before you decide what software or worksheets to order, you can have your child take an online evaluation test. This will show you what their weaknesses and strengths are in math. Then you will know what areas to concentrate on to effectively improve their math skills.

Dont delay in helping your children learn math. The longer you wait, the harder it will be for them to catch up on what they missed. Have a positive attitude and patience to help them enjoy their math work. Find a good program that is tailored to their needs. Then be consistent in working with them or encouraging them to work. You will be pleased at the good results, and your child will reap the benefits from your help for the rest of their life.

By: Saharan

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

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Math Games For Toddlers

While we don’t teach toddlers at Mathnasium, you can start your child on their journey towards loving math by providing games that reinforce the basic math concepts and skills.

I was looking around and found the video below talking about a unique set of computer games.

Check it out if you have toddlers at home or you teach them and want to help them learn math more easily.

I think you’ll like what you see!

PC Cool Math Games For Preschool & Much More!
For Purchasing: www.dolphyeducationalgames.com
The upgraded product can be purchased through the above link.
The Dolphy PC Personalized Educational Games Package includes 7 great games that refer to your child by his own name!
The games include a variety of levels and options. They´re suitable for children ages 2-4.
 

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Your Teen Can Learn Math

If you have a teenager at home this article is for you!

Teach Teens The Importance Of Math Every Day

Math can be a challenging subject for students, but it is vital for their futures. Statistics show that strong math skills can increase success after high school, regardless of teens’ career goals or plans for higher education.

While most teens believe math is important for achieving their career goals, a national survey by Texas Instruments has found that only half are planning to take additional math classes beyond their schools’ minimum requirements.

So how do parents convince their children to do more than the minimum in math?

Show Them They Use Math Every Day…Really

Teens already are using math in daily life, although they may not know it. Here are just a few examples:

• Figuring out how many more minutes you can talk on your cell phone this month without going over your contract? Divide X number of minutes by Y number of days left in the month, and you get how many minutes per day can be used. Welcome to Algebra 101.

• Buying a car? You will have to adjust the length of the loan and interest rates to find the monthly payment that will fit your budget. And don’t forget to figure in gas, maintenance and insurance.

• Driving your car? Estimating distances, judging acceleration rates and calculating how late you can sleep and still reach your class on time all require math skills.

If teens recognize how math can improve their lives outside of the classroom, they just might be more likely to challenge themselves in the classroom.

Require Four Years Of Math

Taking at least one math class every year in high school can increase the number of opportunities for teens, whether their plans lead to college or directly into the workforce.

Just consider these statistics from the United States Department of Education:

• High school students who complete math classes beyond Algebra 2, such as trigonometry or precalculus, are more likely to go to college-and earn their degrees twice as fast-as those with a less rigorous math education.

• People with strong math backgrounds are more likely to be employed and earn more, even if they have not gone to college.

Math skills are essential to success, regardless of the teen’s goals.

Demonstrate How Math Can Be Rewarding And Fun

Math is all around us and an exciting part of everyday life. Scientists use it to find cures for diseases, musicians use it to compose songs and entrepreneurs use it to manage their businesses.

Providing teens with ways to relate math to their lives and future career plans will help them to understand its importance.

One program that mixes entertainment with education is Texas Instruments’ We All Use Math Every Day™, which provides free classroom activities online that help students explore the math derived from the concepts highlighted in each episode of CBS’ “Numb3rs.” Developed by mathematicians and educators, the activities focus on high school level math. Thousands of educators are downloading the classroom activities on a weekly basis and more than 35,000 have signed up for the Teacher Kits, inspiring more than 4 million students to become more engaged and interested in math.

By: Stacey Moore

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

Visit www.cbs.com/numb3rs to learn how your teen can benefit from the program and encourage your child’s math teacher to check out the activities as well. It is important for parents to engage their children in math and teach them the value of a strong math education. By working with teens to show how math is relevant every day, parents can help ensure their children’s personal and professional success.

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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.

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Learn Math The New Old Way

I found this interesting article on the abacus. Who knew just how important an old mathematical tool could be?

 

Ancient Asian Calculating Tool May Hold Key To Boosting Children’s Mental Math Skills

A growing number of American educators and concerned parents are looking for ways to help children develop the math skills necessary to succeed in the careers of the future.

In Asia, many schools have rediscovered the secrets of the abacus, an ancient calculating device that offers remarkable benefits for nurturing young minds and encouraging proficiency in mathematics and mental calculation. With abacus instruction, children can achieve much more than just excellent math skills. Abacus use can build confidence, provide a sense of achievement, promote intuitive thinking, enhance problem-solving capability, stimulate creativity, and improve concentration and mental endurance.

Educators in Asia say abacus skills are a key reason children in these countries consistently win top rankings in international math comparisons. Many schools in Asia, where abacus instruction is widely popular for teaching mental math/arithmetic, introduce the abacus between kindergarten and 4th grade.
U.S. Student Math Performance Lags Behind Asia

In 2003, U.S. performance in mathematics literacy and problem solving was lower than average among OECD (Organization for Education and Cooperative Development) countries. Korea and Japan ranked at or near the top in problem solving and combined math literacy.

In the United States, abacus instruction is catching in some schools as well as among parents who home-school their children.

They realize that math proficiency gives students. a competitive edge and prepares them for tomorrow’s highly selective job marketplace. Most new jobs in the U.S. require good math and science skills, and abacus instruction is geared to helping children master mental math/arithmetic at an early age.

Abacus training also keeps children from becoming overly dependent on electronic calculating tools for simple arithmetic – a problem that worries teachers.

The abacus is an excellent substitute for rote memorization of multiplication tables. Abacus calculation relies on the manipulation of beads rather than use of traditional arithmetic. It teaches children to visualize numbers and their relationships and placement values.

Abacus Stimulates Whole Brain Development

When children use both hands to move the abacus beads to perform arithmetic calculations, there is quick communication between the hands and the brain that stimulates both the right and left hemispheres of the brain. This promotes rapid, balanced whole brain development.

If a child starts learning the abacus before being taught traditional arithmetic, there is minimal conflict and the child will easily work within both systems. If a child starts the program later, having already received traditional foundations, there may be a slightly extended learning period for the child to accept and integrate the abacus method.

A popular abacus program is available through Fairfax, Virginia-based NurtureMinds.com, which offers books containing simple step-by-step instructions that make learning the abacus fun for children. This set of books, Learning Mathematics with the Abacus, was developed specifically for teaching youngsters in grades 2, 3 and 4 how to master mental math/arithmetic with the abacus. The site also offers the Japanese Soroban abacus, which consists of a wooden frame divided into 2 parts separated by a beam, with one row of beads on the upper deck, and four rows on the lower deck.

Japanese Educators Hail Abacus Training

In Japan, educators maintain that the abacus helps children develop powers of mental calculation. It enables children to:

understand the base-ten number system and place values,
understand concepts of carrying and borrowing in arithmetic, and
visualize close relations between numbers and numerals..

Learning Mathematics with the Abacus is available in the United States exclusively through NurtureMinds.com. Beginners use the Learning Mathematics with the Abacus Year 1 textbook and activity book to start adding and subtracting numbers up to 100. They start by identifying the different parts of the abacus, holding and using it correctly, mastering the correct fingering technique in moving the beads, and learning to visualize as they calculate.
Learning Mathematics with the Abacus Year 2 focuses on addition and subtraction of numbers up to 1,000, and develops multiplication and division skills.

Activities in these books have been carefully designed and structured by a panel of academicians, curriculum specialists and instructional designers to ensure that pupils not only learn mathematics effectively, but also develop the ability to perform mental calculations.

These books are used by tens of thousands of students in Malaysia and many other nations, where they are regarded as the best abacus learning books for children on the market.

Parents and educators can visit the NutureMinds.com website to find out more about why these books are becoming increasingly popular in many countries like Malaysia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, India, Singapore and elsewhere. They have become valuable abacus teaching tools in schools, tuition centers and community centers, and are used by home-schooling parents around the world. The website offers free downloads from the books.
For additional information on the abacus instruction program, please visit NurtureMinds.com

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By: NurtureMinds

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So if you’re ready to get your abacus, you can find one here:
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Melissa & Doug Classic Wooden Abacus
publisher: Melissa and Doug
ASIN: B00005BVRQ
EAN: 0000772004930
sales rank: 442
price: $6.99 (new)

 

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Isn’t it amazing how sometimes the old becomes new?!?

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Summer Math Help

Quite often students will forget some of what they’ve learned throughout the school year during their summer vacation months. In order to ensure that your child will retain most of what he’s learned, there are summer programs which you might want to explore. This article offers you some ideas along that theme:

Advantages Of Learning Through The Summer Months

 

 

While children learn plenty of information throughout the school year, some of that can be lost during the summer. In addition to that issue, often called “summer brain drain,” there are a variety of other reasons for parents to consider an online summer learning program. In fact, there are many advantages of learning through the summer months.

Prevent Loss of Learning
Facts oftentimes are not being practiced enough during summer vacation. Learning through the summer months can help avoid a loss of learning that occurs due to non-practice. Oftentimes teachers spend a good portion of the beginning of the school year reviewing what was learned in the previous year. Summer learning programs can make this process and transition much smoother for a child. 

Catch Up on Missed Skills
Sometimes a child can get behind and even miss some of the important basic skills. This is especially true in mathematics. Because previous math skills are required to learn and process upcoming math, it’s important that a child fully comprehend each math process. Knowing and understanding all required concepts will help a child succeed in future lessons. A summer math program can help a child catch up on these essential skills.

Review Learned Skills
If a child has already mastered the required skills for his or her grade level, summer learning programs can prepare that child for the next grade level. Learning about some of the things to come can give a child a head start and smooth the transition to the next grade level. Math can be especially difficult for some children to grasp. For more convenience and flexibility, try an online summer math program.

Master Learned Skills
Even if a child has learned the basic required skills in the appropriate level during the school year, summer learning can still be beneficial. Further practice of those skills can help ensure or achieve mastery. Mastering basic and advanced summer math skills can help a child to achieve in upcoming study during the school year. To advance further in math, mastery of each skill is required. That is because as math progresses, those skills will be used to solve more complex math problems. Practicing learned facts through the summer months can help a child master those required skills.

Get a Head Start on the Upcoming School Year
Even a child who has already mastered his or her required skills can still benefit from a summer learning program. A child can get a head start on lessons to come in the upcoming school year by learning some of them through summer education. This can either help the child to advance further in studies or provide a smooth transition when advancing to the next grade level. Online summer learning programs are a great way to do this. Some are even designed around this purpose.

 

By: Surabhi Mittal

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 Surabhi Mittal works with the academic department of ClickandClimb.com that provides 1-on-1 online math tutoring to children in grades 3-12. She can be reached at surabhi@clickandclimb.com. To learn more about online math tutoring or enroll in our summer math program, please visit www.clickandclimb.com/.

Did you know that while many programs close during the summer months, our tutoring programs continue all year? You can take advantage of having your child retain his mathematical skills by scheduling classes during the summer months. Check out the options available to you at:

http://mathnasium.com/cherryhill

 

 

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