# Monthly Archives: April 2015

No More Summer Backslide Are you worried that your kids’ (or grandkids’) math abilities are going to slide backward over the summer? It is a common, but preventable, problem. There are lots of ways to reinforce math skills during the school break. A quick internet search, or a search on this blog, will bring […]

One Test Could Be the Deciding Factor My heart goes out to young students at this time of year, especially this year. They are living with the specter of one all-important standardized test and the possible implications of their performance on that test. I’m talking about the end-of-grade (EOG) test that is required in North […]

Now’s the Time! If you’ve ever wanted to have a math night at your child’s school or homeschool group, now’s the time. This event makes a great stress reliever for students, either before or after state testing. And I don’t know of any better way to get parents involved in their children’s math education. The […]

Math in Nature It’s April, and spring has finally come to the North Carolina mountains, where I live. And spring always makes me think of math. Nature is the original mathematician, and she offers lots of fun activities you can do with your child to reinforce math skills and introduce new math concepts. Here are […]