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July 2014 Blog Posts (11)

Tips To Help Kids With Math Homework

Kids are more successful in school when parents become an active part of their school math homework. Homework is an important part of learning math; this gives the motivation and shows how important math is to learn. Are you wondering, how to help your kids with math homework? Proving Math Question Help doesn’t mean spending so much of time over a desk with your kids. Below you can find some basic…

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Added by John Marsh on July 31, 2014 at 6:16am — No Comments

Tips To Become Better At Statistics

Statistics help needed at every stage and in every aspect of our activities. Statistics are used to analyze what is happening in the world around us. It also helps us to know what happened in the past and can be useful in predicting what may happen in the future. For many of the students and adults doing statistic is a challenging task. Below find some creative tips to become better at the statistic.…

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Added by John Marsh on July 30, 2014 at 4:33am — No Comments

10 Creative Ways To Teach Math

Math is a difficult subject for many of the students. Mathematics concepts have many rules and formulas. Learning the formula and rules in math and applying them in problems is the best way to master the math concepts. Kids love activities and learn math better with repetition and engaging activities. Below you can find 10 creative ways to teach math which will help your children to master the math.…

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Added by John Marsh on July 25, 2014 at 8:24am — No Comments

How to Get Success in Math?

Many students desire to do well at math. Some students feel like knowing how to do well in math, some skills or tips which allow them to do well in the exams. To succeed in math, students just need to apply the right strategies. Below you can find some quick steps which will help you to do better at mathematics.…



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Added by John Marsh on July 24, 2014 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Tips To Reduce Math Anxiety

Do you feel flushed when you think about math? Do you feel that you are not good at math? If you find yourself struggling with math, this may be cause of math anxiety. Don’t panic, feeling nervous about math is common in most of the students. Math anxiety is a type of fear. The fear that won’t allow students to do well at math, reducing math anxiety has become an important task for all.…



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Added by John Marsh on July 18, 2014 at 6:11am — No Comments

7 Easy Ways To Teach Math For Elementary Students

Making math is fun for kids is a challenging task for many parents and tutors. Most of the elementary students experience that, math is a skill which needs lots of brain power to master the concepts. Because of this, teachers or parents need to imply some techniques to engage students. Below you can find 7 easy ways to teach math for elementary students.…



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Added by John Marsh on July 16, 2014 at 8:56am — No Comments

Myths About Math

There are several myths about math that are often associated with the development of math anxiety. Research has shown that none are true, but many people believe them and may struggle with math anxiety.





• Men Are Better At Math Than Women.

This is a stereotype that is…

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Added by John Marsh on July 16, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

10 Effective Math Problem Solving Strategies

Problem solving is a challenging for many students. However, many students never learnt the strategies of math problem solving. There are numbers of approaches to solve math problem. Four common problem solving strategies are,



1) Understand the problem



2) Make a plan



3) Solve problem in parts



4) Work backwards



These are the basic 4 ways to solve any math problem. But for solving some math problems you need to follow additional…

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Added by John Marsh on July 10, 2014 at 7:56am — No Comments

Learning

Something this simple should not evoke much of a reaction from educators, should it?  It's what we are all about, isn't it?  What we spend a career pursuing.

 

When we talk about redefining education, do we not also have to talk about redefining learning?  The Learning Platform is still quite an elusive construct for most, so how do we make more concrete something that is so abstract?

 

Peter C. Brown, author of Make it Stick, suggests that “first, to be…

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Added by John Doughney on July 8, 2014 at 6:50pm — No Comments

5 Tips to Be Better at Geometry

Geometry is the easiest branch of mathematics, still some students struggle with geometry. The main reason could be they have not been thought the abstract nature of geometry that is used. To become better at geometry first thing which you need to do is develop geometrical thinking. An online geometry tutor can help you to develop geometrical thinking by explaining and showing real geometry models and 3-D objects and so…

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Added by John Marsh on July 8, 2014 at 5:53am — No Comments

5 Guaranteed Ways To Improve Math Skills

If you have trouble with mathematics it means you need to improve your math skills. As math skills are very important in life. Go through this article and read on. This is going to help you to learn the art of improving math skills. Below mentioned 5 ways guaranteed help you to improve math grades and skills.…



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Added by John Marsh on July 1, 2014 at 6:29am — No Comments

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