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How can I help my child understand math?
Do you want your child to have a strong foundation in math? Does your child lack math confidence? Math is the ‘Jenga subject’ – mastering the fundamentals early on is critical to keep your tower from toppling. It’s a truly humbling experience when your child asks for help on a math problem and you draw a complete blank! That’s where we come in!
Math is cumulative, falling behind can make it difficult to catch back up. Fundamental math skills are also important to success later in life. Most importantly, repeated underperformance in math can seriously impact self-esteem.
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Singapore Math Help
As Singapore entered the 1980s their students were not competitive in math. They weren’t even internationally rated. At this point the country decided to make a change and adopted a new/innovative math approach.
After the introduction of what is now known as Singapore math the country has been consistently rated in the top 10. Compare this to the US math which struggles to reach the top 10 consistently.
What makes Singapore math different? Math is a cumulative learning process. Singapore math focuses on mastery of core building blocks at each level which are important for success going forward. The goal is to understand how the math works versus simply passing the next grade level test.
At Calculating Minds we spend the time to understand each individual student, where they are at in math, and we develop personalized plans to help them learn to love math going forward.
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Math Classroom Connection
Overcoming a math deficit is a big challenge for parents. With schools going to virtual learning math gaps are almost certain to happen. At Calculating Minds we know what’s being taught at every grade level. We take the time to understand each individual student, where they are at in math, and we develop personalized plans to help close any learning gaps.
There is a direct correlation between proficiency in math, self confidence and a student’s ongoing motivation to learn math. This is particularly true as students approach Algebra in middle school. Our Math Classroom Connect program is designed to ensure your student keeps pace with what is being taught at every grade level.
At Calculating Minds we supplement school and home learning by teaching fundamental math skills to students ages 4 and up. Our teaching closely aligns with the common core mandate. We work with children evolve their thinking about math problems, and approach problem-solving using a variety of innovative methods rather than simply producing the correct answer.
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Preparation is key to doing well on college placement exams
Most colleges use placement exams as a core factor in admissions — particularly for Math and English. A great academic record can be undermined with a poor placement exam result.
Placement tests are unlike high school exams that assess particular learning. Placement exams assess general knowledge, which can make it harder for a student to prepare. Fortunately, Calculating Minds offers personalized coaching and online resources to ensure the best result.