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Jul 31, 2019 | Anthem, AZ Blog

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What is STEM?

Apr 4, 2018 | Anthem, AZ Blog

What is STEM? It is simply an acronym for Science - Technology - Engineering - Mathematics Why is STEM important? STEM careers in the US are growing twice as fast as other professions. They also make up over 90% of the best paying jobs straight o..

Fractions

Apr 4, 2018 | Anthem, AZ Blog

Why do kids fear and struggle with fractions? Many kids fear fractions because they don’t understand how they work – they mix up the parts and don’t understand what they mean and what we do to them. Parents typically understand enough to get by in e..

Summer

Apr 4, 2018 | Anthem, AZ Blog

Students need to stop thinking of math as something that they will only use in the classroom. Math is used everywhere in life, from sports stats to cooking, construction, landscaping, nursing, driving, and more.  Math literacy is essential, and th..

Algebra

Apr 4, 2018 | Anthem, AZ Blog

Why do kids struggle with Algebra? We’ve asked algebra teachers what skills they wish their students were better at coming into Algebra class. Their answers were always the same 3 skills: Multiplication facts, Fractions, and Integers. So why are kids u..

Are You a Parent Frustrated with Common Core Math Standards?

Aug 12, 2017 | Anthem, AZ Blog

You aren’t alone. Lately, many parents in Anthem have been scratching their head in confusion as they looked at their child’s math work.  Common core standards are shifting math education. Parents are frustrated by not understanding what ..

Know the Difference Between Excuses and Empathy in Math Class

Aug 12, 2017 | Anthem, AZ Blog

Struggling Kids feel Frustrated and Overwhelmed Do you know a child who struggles in math, or another subject?  Sometimes kids who are struggling get so overwhelmed they stop giving that subject their best effort. As a parent or teacher you want t..

Fix “Broken” Math Tools

Aug 12, 2017 | Anthem, AZ Blog

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..

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