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October 10, 2017

The good news is, math mentality can be turned around. Students can teach themselves to be comfortable with math. Check out these three suggestions below for ways to help your child overcome math anxiety and build a better mentality when it comes to math.

July 18, 2017

This is where my favorite strategy for multi digit multiplication comes in. If my students are struggling with the standard algorithm, or need more understanding and faster computation I show them how to break down numbers to make the multiplication problem easier. Lik...

June 20, 2017

Has a fidget spinner made your eye twitch yet? I know many classroom teachers who have become frustrated with the little whirring spinners brought into their classroom and many parents who want to chunk them out the window of a moving car. After hearing all the buzz ab...

September 30, 2016

 It looked like the leaning tower of pisa made out of numbers. That's the only way I know how to describe the piece of schoolwork that my student slid across the table to me. The numbers of a multiplication problem were all slanted to the right and not aligned properly...

September 20, 2016

What do you think when you hear the word "fraction"? 

A multitude of things might pop in to your mind..maybe pizza? For many students and parents fractions become a major stumbling block in math education. Fractions are one of the first semi-abstract concepts that stude...

July 19, 2016

We are heading right in to the hottest months of the year here in Florida. The can't go outside without sweating..burn your hands on the steering wheel..hand me another pop-sickle months. When I was growing up in Texas, the weather was pretty similar. One year me and m...

May 17, 2016

Can I share with you something that I have been itching to scream from the rooftops? 

Math doesn't have to be boring!! 

There. I said it. 

I have been thinking a lot lately about my personal view of mathematics as well as the view that my students bring in to tutoring ses...

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