Math

Cultivate a love for math for your K-12 child.

Your Kids Will Love Doing Math This Summer (If You Do Too)
13 August, 2019
In summertime, the living is easy, but making sure your children don’t forget all themath [https://www.noodle.com/topics/math]they learned in the past school year is hard. Still, just as you work to keep them interested in reading by having books around the house, you can keep them interested in numbers by helping them see the math that’s all around them — and how they, and you, use it every day. Here are a few tips to do just that. I cannot guarantee zero resistance, but I’ve seen lots of fam
Issue 2: Are You Smarter Than Your High Schooler?
29 March, 2019
Welcome back to another edition of Are You Smarter Than Your High Schooler, a weekly chance for parents to show their teens who’s boss or to lie to them that you lost on purpose. Maybe you’ll fare better here than with your NCAA bracket. This week’s edition features three questions that could appear on an ACT: one from Math and two from English. (Future editions will feature SAT questions, too.) As always, the Math question doesn’t require knowledge of a specific rule or formula, but, like the
Advocating for Your Gifted Child Within the Public School System
25 February, 2019
A parent is her child’s best advocate. Many times, as parents, we find ourselves in a situation where we need to speak up for our child, especially when she is too young to speak up for herself. Parents ofgifted children [https://www.noodle.com/topics/gifted-and-talented-education]are often in the uncomfortable position of advocating for their child when her unique learning needs are not being met at school. When we see that we have to address these educational concerns with our child’s teacher
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11 February, 2019
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3+1+4 Fun Facts About Pi
13 March, 2018
Q: Why shouldn’t you talk to Pi? A: Because once he starts, he’ll never stop! *** March 14 is “Pi-Day” (3.14, get it?), a beloved holiday for math geeks nationwide. If you’re a student or teacher, you’ll probably be celebrating this fun day in school — hopefully with some apple pie, or pizza pie, or both. But before you take out your paper plates and dust off your geometry puns, here are 3 + 1 + 4 fun facts about this namesake irrational number: 1. Pi is a ratio; as such, it never changes. It
5 Ways To Help Your Child With Dyscalculia Master Math
23 February, 2018
If your child has dyscalculia, implement these five learning tips and tricks to help them overcome their struggle with numbers. “Dyscalculia” is another word for a math disorder. It can apply to difficulties with calculations, visuo-spatial tasks, memory for math concepts, formulae, or other math-related tasks. According to researchers, 6.5 percent of the school population [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11138905] in the United States has (Developmental) Dyscalculia, but many others have
Why Higher SAT Scores Don’t Mean Boys Are Better At Math
18 January, 2018
Given all of the factors that contribute to student scores — beyond measures of reasoning and preparedness for college, the purported objectives of the SAT and many other standardized tests — we should not just be asking why boys score higher than girls on these exams. If so many demographics are at a perpetual disadvantage, we should also be asking: What are these assessments really testing? And do these assessments yield sufficient, unbiased information about reasoning skills and college readi
"Even Though He Will Hold Them Accountable, He Is Also Their Biggest Cheerleader."
14 December, 2017
Noodle Pro Thomas Miller [https://www.noodlepros.com/tutor/profile/ODcxMGMwYjQ4ZGZkZTQ]has been tutoring for 22 years. He helped siblings gain confidence in their math abilities, while improving their grades. “I can not say enough about how much Thomas Miller has impacted both of my children’s life in the past two years. I have a current junior in high school for whom math does not come easily, and he has worked with her over the past two academic years. In that time, they have completely rebui
6 Apps To Help Your Middle School Child Master Math
29 November, 2017
Many middle schoolers struggle to understand math, and staying motivated to master basic concepts and learn advanced ones can be even more challenging. Luckily, there are plenty of apps available to help students conquer the math beast and have fun while doing it. Here are some excellent apps that are specifically designed to help middle school students strengthen their math skills. Dragon Box [http://www.dragonboxapp.com/] Dragon Box says it can “secretly” teach your kids algebra, and it seem
Parents, Beware: Your Math Anxiety May Be Contagious
10 November, 2017
Students whose parents tried to offer substantial help with homework, despite their own reported discomfort with the subject, learned less math and were more anxious about the subject by the end of the year than those students who had less help from anxious parents. *** If you’re not a fan of math, it may be time to stop helping your kids with their homework. A study published this past summer by researchers at the University of Chicago showed that math anxiety is passed from generation to ge
"He Made Teaching Points And Built Confidence At The Same Time."
29 June, 2017
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Your Kids Will Love Doing Math This Summer (If You Do Too)
28 June, 2017
In summertime, the living is easy, but making sure your children don’t forget all the math they learned in the past school year can be hard. Still, just as you work to keep them interested in reading by having books around the house, you can keep them interested in numbers by helping them see the math that’s all around them — and how they, and you, use it every day. Here are a few tips to do just that. I cannot guarantee zero resistance, but I’ve seen lots of families have great results with th