# 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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### 3 Reasons Why We Learn Algebra

You should learn algebra, and master it, if you want to be successful; algebra is essential. Algebra Myths We’ve all heard the mythologies for not having to learn algebra from bored high school students and the New York Times. However, here is a look at a different set of myths concerning why you should learn…

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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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