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Tips to Keep your Child Engaged in Math During this Virtual School Year

Updated: Dec 16, 2020

Now, more than ever, it is important for parents and students to take their education into their own hands. Here are some tips to keep students in engaged in math this virtual school year!

1. Use Posters or Anchor Charts

Buy or even make posters and place them around your home. Posters provide an opportunity to pair visual learning with math lessons. Cognitive science supports the visual display of information as useful for student learning.

2. Use Math Manipulatives

Purchase or create math manipulatives like color tiles, base ten blocks, an abacus, cubes fraction strips, blocks, or stacks. This is useful for hands-on learning and can also support visual learners.

3. Watch YouTube and Other videos

YouTube channels (subscribe to Why Hate Math!) and other social media platforms provide children with opportunities to view videos with different math standards.

4. Incorporate Math in Everyday Activities

Integrate math lessons in day-to-day tasks such as cooking, shopping, or measuring. This will allow children to use math skills in a real-world setting which can aid in their logical thinking development.

5. Hire a Tutor from Why Hate Math

We make learning math fun for students, which leads to increased math confidence. Book a session with Why Hate Math for homework help and for one-on-one instruction.

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