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Learn To Use Your Math Tools Properly
Aug 8, 2017
Have you ever used a broken or ineffective tool? The tool can be anything from a dull knife, a phone, or a remote needing new batteries. I bet you got frustrated every time you used the tool. Maybe you didn’t get it fixed right away because you knew some tricks to make the tool semi-functional. When you finally fix or replace the ineffective tool you discover, you open up a whole new world of efficiency and satisfaction. You wonder, “Why did I wait so long to get it fixed?”
Now imagine your child’s math skills is that tool. It functions, but barely. Perhaps they are missing a foundational skill, have a learning gap, or learned shortcuts too soon. Maybe they are holding on to bad habits. Now take a few minutes to walk in your child’s shoes. Every day you go to math or science class you have to get out that ineffective tool. Often your friends watch you struggle or not feel challenged enough, and you feel embarrassed.
You may even start to think you hate math. Instead of blaming the tool, you associate the tool with the activity. Would you enjoy an activity, like sewing or cooking, if your tools, like the sewing machine or stove, didn’t work well? We bet not.
At Mathnasium of Oakville, many of our students are using ineffective tools in their daily lives. We are the ultimate repair shop for math skills. http://www.mathnasium.ca/oakville/method
We dismiss the misguided idea that some kids are just bad at math. Maybe the kids just need to be challenged a bit more. We know some kids do have to work harder at it than others. The parents’ attitude makes a world of difference.
Give us a call today to see if Mathnasium of Oakville can help your child set a plan in motion that gets them a strategy for working hard and having a successful attitude using the "Math Tools" correctly.
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