Media 1 is a video explaining how to teach math to kids so that they remember it for life
A world-class curriculum, designed and developed to ensure comprehensive understanding of the “why” behind every concept is critical to build a rock solid foundation in math.
A lack of practice solving math problems that teach multiple ways of solving each problem is another principal reason students fail in math.
If students can remember as few things as needed as possible, but derive other facts when needed in solving problems, they no longer have to overload their working memory. Learning math strategies is a HUGE help with the reduction of cognitive load.
Media 2 above is a video explaining how to hyper-personalize content for your child.
Imagine, as a parent, someone walks up to you and asks you to show if you can count aloud from 1 to 100. Of course, you can easily do this, but you would be wondering what the purpose would be and would find this to be a totally pointless and boring exercise.
On the flip side, imagine this same person walks over to you and asks if you can tell them how many Saturdays there are between January 1st, 1980 and December 31st, 2019. You will probably immediately determine that this is too hard of an exercise and might abandon the task.
But what you are given a math problem that is slightly challenging, but not too difficult — like how many Saturdays are there in 2020? What if it uses a majority of what you already know? What if it contains an element of thinking that gets you excited and also reasonably confident that you could solve this problem? This is this golden zone between anxiety and boredom that gets your juices flowing. You have a sense of accomplishment as soon as you complete this exercise and you’ll feel good about yourself. How would you feel if you were to answer these questions now?
Hyper-personalization is the science of letting your child work on the “Goldilocks tasks” or “Just right math assignments/worksheets” at any given time. This enhances student engagement, motivation, development of positive attitudes, and ability to accelerate learning at the most optimal pace.
Teachers need to know what concepts each student -
to move them through the zone of proximal development and accelerate learning.
Every student needs to get personalized assignments that are targeted to their needs.
Absent this kind of a personalized approach, your child may continue to be at risk in not delivering the math improvements that you are seeking.
When we apply this approach, the student performance improvement is staggering.
As a parent, how can you solve for this hyper-personalization approach? Stick around for a bit and you will find out.
Media 3 above is a video explaining how an elite coach can transform your child’s performance.
Expect defeats, but “stand up and fight again.”
Focus on continuous improvement, not victory.
Prepare, perform consistently, own the details.
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Toni Nadal, his uncle, coaching Rafael Nadal
Help your child face any fear - have someone available to help with anxiety and face any fear of math your child may have.
Focus on your child’s specific goals - identifying and making sure that your child’s specific goals continue to remain the focus everyday.
Making your child accountable - to ensure that they are following up with your child on a regular basis to confirm that your child gets their work done.
Daily Monitoring & Feedback - someone who watches your child daily to ensure that they get help with trouble spots every day. This helps your child remain on track
Create a personalized plan - to achieve success and become a math champion
When you've found your elite dedicated tutor, you can guarantee that your child will begin to show amazing performance improvement.
In 3 months, your child will begin to surpass their peers. In 6 months, your child’s scores will have improved by 90%. And in a year, your child will be placed into Honors.
When you combine a highly motivated child with a elite dedicated tutor, you can achieve 90% improvement in math scores within 3-6 months.
Media 4 above is a video explaining what it means to get insights into your child’s performance.
Cohen (1987) observed that large instructional gains are possible when the curriculum, the instruction, and the measures of student progress are aligned.
Such alignment facilitates -
Media 5 above is a video explaining why students need to get timely assistance when solving math problems.
Darling-Hammond (2008) asserts that using feedback and formative assessment continuously has immeasurable implications for effective learning.
Assessing student learning continuously, and providing clear and constant feedback leads to significant gains in student performance.
Researchers, like Nicol and MacFarlane-Dick, suggest that crafting multiple low-stakes assignments creates positive motivational beliefs and self esteem among students. These help students gauge progress and achievements rather than focusing on success or failure.
If your child doesn’t know something and you are not able to give timely help, it will only frustrate your child. Make sure that whenever your child is working on new concepts, you are available or have a private tutor available to not just explain concepts, but how to solve problems involving those concepts.
Media 6 above is a video explaining what student engagement means and why it matters.
Researchers had 262 9th and 10th-graders write essays.
students improved their course grades compared with Group B and were more interested in taking science classes in the future (Science, 2009)
Wrote summaries of their science studies
Group A students improved their course grades compared with controls and were more interested in taking science classes in the future (Science, 2009).
Let’s look at an example of engagement.
Suppose you are playing a game of soccer with your friends at school. Imagine the ball is being kicked around and every team is trying to score a goal.
Do you just wait for the ball to come to you and then hope that you will be ready to kick it at that time?
Or, do you keep track of the ball, who is kicking it, which direction it is being kicked and how the ball finally gets to you?
It’s likely to be the latter, as what you do to kick the ball depends entirely on who passed the ball to you, for what reason, and what was their expectation of your action when that ball was passed to you. This means that you not only had to be absorbed in every kick that was made for the previous 10-15 minutes, but you are also acutely aware of the scoreboard and what is expected out of you to change or influence the score in your team’s favor.
This is how student engagement needs to be as well. Are they anticipating what is going to come next, why they are being asked to work on a particular set of math problems, and what the likely outcomes are going to be. Is your child being rewarded for this behavior? If your child does not understand all these and is not motivated to put this behavior into practice each day, you may see a lack of engagement.
There is sufficient and strong evidence to show that when parents are heavily engaged or connected to their child’s work, there is a significant increase in student performance.
Your own engagement sends subtle and not-so subtle signals to your child about what is important and what is not. They take cues from your emotions as well.
This is not surprising at all as students tend to perform better with the added convenience and benefits of technology. They get the following immediate benefits -
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