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5 Ways to Make Mathematics Relevant at Home

5 Ways to Make Mathematics Relevant at Home

Mathematics can seem irrelevant to many students and parents alike but we would like to share five simple ways that math can be relevant in the home setting that's not only beneficial but fun.  Cooking & BakingMaking food is a process that is full of math!  It's also very easy to find math tasks of different levels of difficulty for a wide variety of ages.  The youngest children can practice their counting skills as you measure out cupfuls or spoonfuls of flour or herbs.  Those a few years older can practice division as they evenly split carrot sticks or apple...

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5 Ways to Become Involved in Your Child's Education

5 Ways to Become Involved in Your Child's Education

Value the process of education more than the diploma. As with the acquisition of any accomplishment there is a process to getting an education, a process which takes time, commitment, and effort. We must be patient with the process, enabling the student to gain the greatest benefit from it, for it is more important than grades, awards, scholarships, or the diploma itself. Embrace the process. Getting a good education is the child’s “job”; it’s what they go to “work” to do every day. The child needs to take their job seriously just as parents take their jobs seriously. It benefits...

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Achieving Quality Student Engagement

Achieving Quality Student Engagement

Picture a group of undergrad science students sitting through a 3-hour Biochemistry lecture. It seemed like the ceiling and window were a magnet for the instructor, for she literally did not make eye contact with her students. It was in those moments that I recognized that I was committing suicide by just sitting through each dry, dull and dreary lecture. It was there that I vowed to never imitate such a teaching style. Consequently, it has been a top priority of mine, to engage my students in meaningful learning. How does a teacher engage his or her students? Why should...

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