Monthly Archives: April 2014

How to Make Math Less Intimidating for Children

Mathematical anxiety consumes a significant number of children – and even some adults. For many, math may not cause extreme anxiety, but all of the numbers, symbols, and problems can seem extremely intimidating. When children find math intimidating, they often … Continue reading

The Trick to Simplifying Expressions with Exponents

Exponents. While designed to make expressions easier to read and understand, they often cause more confusion for kids. To make matters worse, when they first learn about exponents, teachers don’t expect kids to actually solve expressions with exponents, they just … Continue reading

Fundamentals of 1st Grade Math

When kids enter 1st grade, they have basic understanding of math, particularly when it comes to addition and subtraction. What they don’t know at the beginning of 1st grade is that their math skills are about to reach a whole … Continue reading