Learning About The History and Future of Education
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Learning About The History and Future of Education

Hi there, my name is Monique Willis. Welcome. I am here to talk to you about the history and future of education. The early schoolhouses introduced students to an educational journey unlike anything they have ever known. Most kids would learn the family trade and little else in those days. With school, they could learn information outside their families’ wheelhouse to pick up a new trade or simply expand their knowledgebase. On this site, I will talk about the way education has evolved and will continue to change through the years. Plan to visit my site on a regular basis to learn more. Thanks for visiting.

Learning About The History and Future of Education

7 Ways To Help Your Child's Math Skills Improve

Corey Craig

Sometimes children can become discouraged and confused as new topics are covered in math. This can sometimes lead to a loss of confidence, which can directly impact his or her performance in school. Building your child's confidence and math skills at home is a must. To help you get started, here are some tips you can use.

  1. Hire a math tutor. Your child is in a classroom with other students who are also vying for the teacher's help. By hiring a tutor, you can be sure that your child is getting the help in math that is needed. The tutor can not only help your child understand the current coursework, but help your child look ahead at math concepts that his or her class will be tackling in the future. A company like Study Wizards Tutoring can give you more information.
  2. Encourage problem solving with real world math. Math is not limited to the classroom. You can use real world experiences, such as calculating the cost of groceries with tax, to help your child get in more practice with math.
  3. Ask your child to put away the calculator. Chances are, your child has a calculator on his or her phone, tablet, and computer. Unfortunately, this has led to a reliance on calculators for simple math by some children. When in a situation they do not have a calculator handy, they could flounder.
  4. Find ways to make math fun. One of the reasons that children struggle with math is that it can sometimes be boring. To help improve his or her math skills, look for ways to make math a more exciting experience. For instance, you can use cookies to help illustrate fractions.
  5. Keep it positive. Even when you and your child are feeling frustrated about math homework, it is important that you avoid negativity. Negativity can be contagious. If your child senses or hears negativity coming from you, he or she will emulate it.
  6. Take advantage of technology. After homework is over, find ways to use technology to excite your child about math. For instance, find a math-oriented computer game or help your child practice making spreadsheets about his or her favorite cartoon characters.
  7. Let your child teach you. One way to ensure your child understands the math concepts he or she is being taught at school is to role play with him or her. While being "taught" by him or her, ask questions to ascertain whether he or she knows the material.

Talk to your child's teacher to learn of other ways you can help your child improve his or her math skills.