Archives for June 2012

Getting a math tutor for your child

homework-tips-sign-upOne of the reasons people consider getting a math tutor is  because their child needs individualized help. As a tutoring company, we recognize that more than anyone and do our best to fit the right math tutor with student. In fact, if the relationship isn’t gelling or the styles of learning don’t mesh – we get you working with another right away.

Does it have to be perfect the first time? Definitely not. And why would it? Just like neighbors, co-workers and friends there are some people we just totally connect with right away. So make sure when you’re getting a math tutor for your child you get comfortable with the company because your child may want to meet one or two tutors to make a perfect match.  [Read more…]

Math Games for Multiplication

Not everyone likes math, especially memorizing multiplication tables. That’s why it’s important to play some multiplication math games. And the best part is you don’t need a math tutor to get your kids interested in learning.

One of our favorite games is darts, as we mentioned in our discussion on how to use darts to teach math. But you can’t rely on one game to get them up to speed with their math skills. It’s best to have a small arsenal of math games for 4th graders on hand. (Especially in the summer). [Read more…]

Another math game for kids

The other day I shared with you how darts make a great math game for kids. Well I wanted to include two games in that article, but felt I the article was getting a little long. So I’d like to compliment darts with a fun game of chance kids love.

In Europe they call it Super Roulette but here in the states it doesn’t really have a “common name” understood by everyone. I’d almost call it spinning top roulette.  Here’s how it works and why it is a great math game for kids. [Read more…]

Games for kids who don’t like math

I’m excited to tell you about some  simple games for kids who don’t like math. Not only are they simple but they’re super fun.

I hate to say it but I empathize with kids who don’t like math. It’s not always easy and some of it is so far removed from their lives, I can see why they don’t understand what it’s for.

But it’s important and makes life a whole lot easier later on.  Sure there’s calculators, but you’d be surprised how many times you do instant adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing on a daily basis. Let’s at least learn those parts well.

We can leave calculus for another day.

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