# Category Archives: Math

### Welcome To The Real World: Math in Action

Be aware of the ways that math springs up naturally in day-to-day activities and seize the opportunities to show math in action in the real world. Real World Math When I was growing up, my dad would work on my math skills by giving my brothers and me real-life math problems. On long trips in…

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### The Reason for Math

One of the greatest inhibitors for students in learning math is that it seems impractical and unnecessary to them and thus they lack motivation to apply themselves. However, there are good reasons for learning math. In this post we’ll explain the reason for math. The Reason for Math We learn math so that we can…

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### The Importance of Sequence and an Individualized Pace in Teaching Math

Teaching math in sequence is just as important as teaching someone how to drive by showing them one step at a time. Sequence is Important Imagine if someone tried to teach you to drive by giving you the keys and telling you to drive home. Without learning basic skills like how to brake or use…

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### Family Engagement Matters in Early Math Learning

A recent e-newsletter from the Harvard Family Research Project highlighted family engagement in early math learning. In the introduction, the newsletter reminds us that math education, like all education, “develops anywhere, anytime, starting at birth.” This issue of the newsletter offers insights for both practitioners and families. Some of the main takeaways from one of…

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### 6 Reasons Why We Learn Algebra

When a student says they’re studying algebra, a common reply from adults is, “I haven’t used that since I graduated from high school.” Responses like this can be discouraging to students who wonder why we learn algebra if it is not useful for life. I have good news for algebra students: algebra does indeed enrich…

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### Math…In the Mail?

The Global Family Research Project recently highlighted a new initiative in Michigan to get kids and parents learning math together by sending them materials in the mail. The Project reports: Math in the Mail kits are designed to develop mathematical skills in three-year-olds by providing the tools that parents, guardians, and other caregivers need to…

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