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Learn Math To Help With Your Future

I was reading through a forum and one of the members posted this:

Will I Make It In Game Dev?

guys, I’m an computer science engineer and I love to get into game development…i just enjoy the whole concept and its always held my interest..Im good at programming
BUT! my whole life ive never ever been good at math…it just doesnt interest me and i never bothered to study it….only a couple of times when my passing the year had depended on it had i given it a look and scored good marks else id alwys manage with the least possible marks to make it thru the year in math…
Now, I know that game programming involves a lot of complex math..do you think its a good choice for me ? I’m willing to learn math if its for game programming but realistically speaking…im 21 and almost zero at math except for the basic stuff….do you think ill be able to catch up in time to be any good at it ? or should I just forget this career?

 This made me stop and realize that quite often what we take for granted is actually preparing us for a possible carreer choice at a later point in our life!

So what if this person’s parents had encouraged them to study math more, or what if they’d gotten him a math tutor? Chances are he wouldn’t have had to ask this question in this forum at all!

So if you are a parent and you’re reading this, encourage your child and remember that what you help your child learn now will stay with them for the rest of their lives!

Oh and if you’re interested in seeing the responses that this gentleman got in answer to his post, you can check it out here:

http://www.gamedev.net/topic/636862-will-i-make-it-in-game-dev/

 
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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Can Learning Math Be Fun?

If you like something, you’ll usually be good at it, right?

So if you want to learn math, you’ll probably want to get a math teacher or tutor that likes math!

Check out this professor’s perspective on learning math and teaching math with fun. I think you’ll like it.

Making Math Fun
Math teachers need ”to know more than the text book,”says Alfred Posamentier, Professor Emeritus of City College. There are mathematical wonders beyond the curriculum that can make the subject come alive.

So what is your opinion? I think he’s right on!

Have a great day!

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Does Your Child Need A Math Tutor?

I read the following article and thought you might be interested in checking it out. It’s a quick and dirty list of things to look for to help you recognize that your child may need a math tutor. read them over and see if any of them apply to your child/children. 

10 Signs That Your Child Needs A Math Tutor For Math Practice

You spend several hours every week to help your child with math problems, you try to motivate him, you have spoken to his teacher about his math homework but the result is still the same- poor math grades. Sounds familiar?
Don’t be in denial when your child’s math scores are not satisfactory and when he can’t stop getting distracted while working on his math homework problems. There are signs everywhere; you just need to be vigilant and take an appropriate action.
Look for these warning signs:
1) Poor grade in the report card (obviously a giveaway).
2) He spends 2-3 hours on his math homework every night.
3) His motivation level is very low and the very thought of going to school makes
him sad.
4) He works hard at home, but still gets Cs and Ds.
5) He has developed a nonchalant attitude toward school-related activities.
6) He does much better in other subjects such as science or reading.
7) His teacher complains regarding missed homework or declining grades.
8) He avoids conversations with you regarding math homework completion or
other school work when asked and starts acting out.
9) He complains that he has no friends at school.
10) He comes up with excuses to stay out of school, especially on math test or
homework due days.

By: Surabhi Mittal

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Surabhi Mittal works with the academic department of ClickandClimb.com that provides one-on-one 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 to get a 2-week free trial, please visit www.clickandclimb.com/

I know this isn’t a comprehensive list, but it is a good starting point. And these things are sure signs that you should look into getting your child some tutoring help.

Oh, and did I mention that we here at Cherry Hill Mathnasium have a great track record when it comes to tutoring children and helping them improve their outlook as well as grades when it comes to math?  Ha Ha

Hope you have a wonderful day!

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Does A Math Tutor Really Help?

In order to help some students learn math more easily, it’s a good idea to hire a math tutor. Here’s a nice article which explains why a student might need a math tutor and the benefits of having one.

When And How A Math Tutor Can Really Make A Difference

If you’re having trouble understanding pre-algebra, calculus, or anything in between, you could greatly benefit from a math tutor. For those who need to study up for a high school exam, the GRE, or just a simple college course quiz, a math tutor can substantially increase your leverage in understanding the logic behind an array of problems. There are tons of live, online tutors that are available for immediate pay. Others might be available in your local community or even University or school. Many who freelance offer their services online who will charge per-hour for various forms of assistance.

Those who advertise their services online can help you with immediate assistance if they charge for an instant chat program or Skype call, for example. For less immediate needs, some may simply ask for an email to be sent once a payment via PayPal is sent. Others will grant you access to message boards that operate round the clock so that you can ask a multitude of users available for questions. This may be one route to take, but there are also many free website s and message boards that you can visit, though answers to your questions and math problems may not be as speedy or even correct.

A math tutor may be accessible directly from your high school, college, university, or other educational institution. Asking the administration of your school or learning facility is the best to go about finding out if there are available resources for your math needs. On large university campuses, many bulletin boards dawn print out ads from students who specialize in various subject areas. If you can find one of these and do a quick search, perhaps finding a fellow student for help may be the best bet. Prices are likely to be low and you would be helping a statistically poor college student!

Because your educational career is of the utmost importance, finding math help is essential. This will help you gain leverage in future courses while helping pass the ones that are required. It may also come in handy once graduated, as extensive tutoring can truly open the eyes of those seeking help, revealing to them a new perspective on the subjects at hand. If you need some numerical assistance, you can easily find some help with a little research and perseverance.

Your education is nothing to toy around with, so it is important to not be afraid to seek and ask for help. This is particularly true with math, the #1 ranked response by college level students as the most difficult subjects to grasp both in high school and undergraduate. No matter which grade or educational level you may be at, if you need math assistance, it is important to seek this help out. With the right help, these problems can cease to exist, making your future endeavors stress free and easier to grasp.

By: aayana

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Looking for a Middletown NJ math tutor to help you or your child grasp this essential subject? Visit us today at www.1on1tutorsnj.com to learn more about how we can help.

Here at Cherry Hill Mathnasium we offer a great math tutoring program. Please stop by at our website or give us a call at 1-(856) 874-0050.

 

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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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Computers Make Math Fun

We all know that children like playing on computers. Try combining their love of computers with some good math software to make their learning more fun for them.

Math Education Made Easy With Fun Math Software

Fun math software is a kind of software that is meant for imparting math education to children through fun ways that include interesting games and other engaging activities. The basic idea behind developing and using such helpful tools is that children find it easy to learn a subject as mathematics in an interactive manner as they respond well to such environments. Moreover, math software lets kids use the computer which they love to work on and thus they love learning math through math software.

Parents are finding this math software a very effective tool for their children as fun games help their children in learning math and also carrying out math research to learn more through interactive games. You can easily find different kinds of math software in the market for your kids and provide them with a tool that will provide them with math education without any kind of fear and that too in an enjoyable manner.

A majority of parents believe that fun math software presents some of the best ways of learning mathematics as it works like a personal math tutor. It makes use of various kinds of fun games and interesting activities to make sure that children show a keen interest in math research to learn more. It offers much better results as compared to traditional methods of teaching math in schools. In such methodologies, children are taught the subject by just providing the conceptual explanations only. There is no fun activity involved and thus such patterns fail to keep children interested in learning math. While on the other hand there are so many benefits of offering math education through a fun and interactive manner. Likewise advanced math software are also used in colleges and universities so that students can better visualize and understand the mathematics concepts. Also for young children, there is fun math software that can reduce the brainwork in solving a wide range of mathematical equations.

Education math software which is vigilantly designed by math teachers are developed with the sole aim of helping kids learn math by cultivating their interest in it. It is ensured that education is provided through fun games and other interesting activities that can hold children’s interest intact and they don’t feel fear from the subject of mathematics. The innovative games also educate children in the multi step problem solving approach, thus building a solid foundation in the subject of mathematics. A solid base in math is prerequisite and serves as a foundation of a bright career. So go ahead and give your child carefully chosen fun math software, teaching math through an interactive mode to get the best results.

Mind Research Institute is one such organization that offers a great deal of help to elementary and secondary students in learn mathematics through a varied range of math instructional software and systems. Their fun math software are highly beneficial in imparting math education to students. For more details you can visit their website at http://mindresearch.net.

For more information on fun math software and math education, please visit: http://mindresearch.net

 

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Math Tutors – Ideas For You

Sometimes even math tutors need some “math” help!  Check out what Mr Hu has to say about this.

Learn Math the Fun Way – Tips for tutors

 

Learning mathematics can be boring for children. The reason is not because mathematics is hard to understand. Mathematics can be understood simply. The key is how the teacher teaches the subject. Thus, this is the major concern in a regular classroom setting. Teachers who teaches mathematics in the four corners of the room seldom uses traditional way of teaching the subject. Thus, a lot of students fail the subject and their common resort is for parents to hire a private tutor to assist their child to understand the concept of math effectively.

In this scene, how the child will perform in school, specifically on his math subject lies on the effectiveness of the tutor. Thus, the math tutor must be very resourceful to make every home tuition session as effective as he can. You see, teaching math subjects do not have to be boring at all. As a matter of fact, mathematics is among the subject that can be taught using different materials and teaching styles. It is up for the tutor to be creative and resourceful.

One way to make learning mathematics fun is by using simple things that can be seen around the household as an example for a math equation. For instance, if you are teaching multiplication, you can use the number of people in their household and their pair of shoes. You can ask the child to count how many are they in their house and how many pair of shoes are their. Ask them to multiply the pair of shoes to the total number of person in the household.

You can also use their favorite food. For example, you can use candies to teach them division. Ask them to divide the candies that they have to the total number of people in the house. Dividing a pie or a pizza is another fun way of learning how to divide. Blocks, sticks, board games are just few of the many educational toys that you can use in order to make learning more fun. There are also a lot of educational computer games that you can use as reinforcement in every lesson.

Student finds a hard time learning math not because the subject is hard but because the manner of teaching is not captivating at all. They find math boring. The tendency is they will not listen to their teacher, thus they will not be able to understand what is being taught. Remember that math is a cumulative subject. Meaning, every concept is interrelated with each other. You cannot understand a new concept unless you are able to understand the previous one. Therefore, in order for a student to pass his math subject, he must not miss to understand a single concept. Thus, the teacher must be able to get the attention of the student to get him to listen to every lecture.

This is where the challenge to math tutor lies. As a tutor, you need to make the subject as interesting as possible. All you need to do is to be creative and resourceful in using your learning materials. Of course, textbooks are always a good reference. But, you do not need to limit yourself to textbooks. It must be your own prerogative to explore many resources around you. The internet is another good source of information. So do not just focus on one reference. Explore more. Children are very visual. They learn more through visual and hands on activities.

Zhen Hu own and run a personalized home tuition services for student and parent in Singapore. Home Tuition Singapore aims to provide best services to help students get the tuition service that suit their needs. Feel free to visit http://www.hometuitionsingapore.net/ for more information.

 

Some excellent suggestions from Mr Hu! And if you’re a parent, then you’re a math tutor! So parents, please take note.  🙂

‘Til next time.

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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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Who Says Math Is Hard?

Many people will tell you that math is just too hard. They often use this as an excuse for not trying to learn math. Of course I’m of the opinion that math isn’t really hard at all!

I found someone else who thinks like I do. His name is Manjit Singh Atwal and he wrote the article below, which was published at GoArticles.com.

Math Is Not Hard

As a math tutor for 15 years, what I found in more than 80% of the students I met? They have something very common in all of them, that is, they all say, “the mathematics is very hard.” Why most of the students find mathematics a hard subject and try to avoid it?

The answer for the above question is hidden in a simple explanation. I always give an example to my students, and giving the same example in this article, the example of staircase, we use to reach the different floors of high-rise buildings. These days, all high-rise buildings are equipped with elevators, but they must have stairs to use in case of emergencies. Consider this high-rise has stairs only and no elevators, for the purpose of the article.

As you know, to reach any of the higher floors from the ground level, we can’t jump from ground to reach higher floors, or if we try we will fail and probably will hurt ourselves. You might agree that it is very hard (impossible) to jump to second floor from the ground. So, we use stairs to reach the higher floors in a building. What, if the stairs are broken? Can we still make it to our destination floor with the same ease and comfort? Think about it, and compare the math classes or grades to steps in the stircase and whole mathematics to the high-rise building.

Now, the kindergarten, first grade and second grade are like first couple of the steps of the whole staircase to the math high-rise and you can learn this level of math easily and anytime, same as you can jump enough to take yourself to second or third step of the staircase with ease. Also, if you are smart enough, you can learn the kindergarten to grade three or probably grade four math, easily. As it is very hard to reach sixth or seventh step of a staircase by jumping from the ground, exactly the same way to learn grade five or higher grade math is very hard (or impossible most often) without having the good knowledge of the kindergarten to grade three or grade four math.

Now, consider one person is jumping on the ground to reach the third floor of a building, can he make it? Never, if he is not Spiderman. For this person, to reach the third floor by jumping is impossible or very hard and he will give up after trying it for some time. But another person used the stairs to reach the same floor and found it very easy and reach there with little effort. Exactly the same way if a student has all the basic knowledge, he/she obtained in elementary grades, with him/her, then he/she is, let’s say, at fifth step already and he/she need not to jump to go to the sixth step, actually the student can do it easily by taking one step to the next level. On the other hand another student is in grade six and doesn’t know the lower grade math concepts such as, times tables, factors or number system. This student is in the same situation as the person trying to reach to third floor from ground level by jumping.

I think, its very clear now that mathematics in each grade have the same importance and it lives with us and support us always, (not like a person but like our eyes or other senses, it helps us to succeed in life). So, whichever grade you are in, start focusing yourself on math. Ask your teacher lots of questions. Keep asking until you are not clear about the concepts or topics you are working on. Each grade act as a step in the whole staircase to the mathematics high-rise building, and performing poor in math in any grade is like breaking one step in the whole staircase which will make the whole staircase risky or scary to use in the future.

So, what it takes to be smart in mathematics? My answer is, keep yourself focused on math in each and every level of your studies. Participate in the class math practice sessions. Ask your teacher lots of questions until you are not clear about any concepts taught by your teacher in the math class. Mathematics is a subject which demands lots of practice on solving the problems on paper rather than reading them only. As in case of Social Studies taking more readings make you smart, in case of math practicing lots of problems and solving them by hand makes you smart. To practice math problems math workbooks are the good source, when you learn a concept in a workbook, then in the same book you have more problems to practice on the same concept you just learned. Another good method to practice mathematical concepts is using math worksheets and you can print math worksheets free of charge from the web. One good site to print free math worksheets is www.mathfriendly.com where free elementary math worksheets can be printed.

Finally, choice is yours, you can choose the jumping method to reach your math destination or you can use right and proven path to reach your math destination. The right and proven path to math destination has the following steps:

  • Start learning math as soon as you start your kindergarten
  • Focus in your math classes, listen to your teacher
  • Ask your teacher lots of question until you are not clear about the concept, you are learning
  • Practice, practice and practice. For this you can use math worksheets or math workbooks.

If you take the proven path, one day you might say, “Math is not hard.”

About the Author

Manjit Singh born in city of Sangrur, Punjab, India. Finsihed his high school at his village school. Finished Bachelor of Science at Sikh National College Banga, Punjab, India. In education field as a tutor for more than 15 years.

 

So what do you think? Is math really hard? Post a comment and let me know YOUR thoughts!?!

 

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