First Step to Solving the Problem is Identifying It
‘When Kids Get Stuck...
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Published on: Mar 4, 2016

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  • 1. SIX SIGNS THAT YOUR CHILD IS STRUGGLING WITH MATH First Step to Solving the Problem is Identifying It ‘When Kids Get Stuck on a Math Idea, They Aren’t Likely to Speak Up’ Cedar Rapids, January 24,2015 – As we head into the second half of the school, new math ideas are coming at students everyday.Math buildsfromone conceptto the next,sofallingbehindbecomesworse asthe yearwearson. If a child is having a hard time keeping up in math, it’s important to act now. Fortunately, there are many tell-tale signs that a childisfallingbehind—parentssimplyneedtoknow whattolookfor. When kids get stuck on a math idea, they aren’t likely to speak up. They’ll often just sit there, fall behind, and then become frustrated with their homework and classwork. Eventually, they can simply give up. Clearly, it’s important that parents address this problem early on so they can take the necessary steps to get their children back on track. The first stepisrecognizingthata problemexists. Beloware six signsthatsuggesta childisstrugglingwithmath.  Math gradeslagging,butstudenthasgoodgradesinother subjects.  Low self-esteemaboutmath,withchildmakingcommentslike:“I’mnogoodat math.”  Missing key milestones. Addition/subtraction should be mastered by end of 2nd or 3rd grade, multiplication and divisionbythe endof 3rd —4th grade,fluencywithfractionsatthe endof 5th —6th grade.  Physical signslike countingonfingerssuggestpoorretentionof numberfacts.  Commentsfromthe child’steacherabout“notworkingupto hisor her full potential.”  Childseems“bored”withmath. If a child shows any these signs, there are several things parents can do. Seeking help from the student’s teacher is an obvious first choice. Offering to help the child more closely with homework is another. And, of course, enrolling inan after-school mathprogramlike Mathnasiumisanotheroptionthatbringsprofessional helptothe situation. About Mathnasium Mathnasium Learning Centers, the nation’s leading math-only learning center franchise, specializes in teaching kids math in a way that makes sense to them. Students go to Mathnasium year-round to catch up, keep up, and get ahead in math. Kids who are behind in math receive all the help they need to improve, while stronger students work to realize their full potential and truly excel. All students are taught using the proprietary Mathnasium Method™, which is the result of 40+ years of hands-on instruction and research. Franchising since 2003, Mathnasium has become one of the fastest growing educational franchises, with a new center opening each week. There are more than 400 Mathnasiumfranchisesinthe U.S.and # # #

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