5 Strategies To Build Math Confidence

This year is just like every other year.  There seems to be one BIG issue facing our students.   Last year, we are seeing a flurry of children with reading fluency and spelling issues.  The major concern I hear from parents this school year has been their child’s math struggles.  Math can be a challenge for … Continue reading 5 Strategies To Build Math Confidence

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Problems with Homework

From time to time you may have concerns about homework. Meet with teachers early in the school year and ask them to let you know if difficulties arise. Some problems which may arise are: the homework can regularly be too hard or too easy your child refuses to do assignments despite encouragement your child has … Continue reading Problems with Homework

Practical Ways to Help Homework

1. Provide a quiet environment Provide a quiet, well lit study area. Avoid distractions such as the television and loud music. Encourage other family members to be quiet, especially youngsters. 2. Have a Regular Homework Routine Obviously household routines differ. Late at night is rarely a good time to study, as children are tired. You … Continue reading Practical Ways to Help Homework

How Do Math Manipulatives Help Children Learn?

Strong math skills provide the foundation for a wide variety of careers, such as computer programming, law, design and medicine. To really learn math, kids need to move beyond memorization to understand how the concepts behind the formulas work in real-world situations. Manipulatives help them make that leap by bridging the gap between concrete objects … Continue reading How Do Math Manipulatives Help Children Learn?

How To Help Your Child Develop The Right Mindset For Math

Math is a part of our lives, whether we are getting groceries at the supermarket, doing the housework at home, cooking or planning a picnic. Few of us actually realize that we are using math more often than we realize. However, it’s sad to say that many children grow to dislike math for many reasons. … Continue reading How To Help Your Child Develop The Right Mindset For Math