## Cottage Grove Blog

### MATHNASIUM'S APPROACH TO TEACHING MATH: WHAT SETS US APART?

Jul 3, 2024 | Cottage Grove Blog

### The Mathnasium Time

Mar 28, 2021 | Cottage Grove Blog

It's the start of spring, and renewal is all around us. Birds are chirping, plants and trees are blooming, and baby animals are peeking out of dens and burrows for the first time.   It's also the perfect opportunity to look at your child's math learning..

### The Motivation Factor

Mar 22, 2021 | Cottage Grove Blog

According to NBC news, there are 3 main motivating factors that human beings rely on. They are: 1. Extrinsic Motivation. This means doing something for the external rewards you'll receive. For example, a child named Maria earns money doing chores to bu..

### Why Do Kids Struggle with Fractions?

Jan 24, 2021 | Cottage Grove 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 ..

### The COVID-19 slide: What summer learning loss can tell us about the potential impact of school closures on student academic achievement

Jul 20, 2020 | Cottage Grove Blog

As a parent, you've probably heard of the 'summer slide,' where students can lose up to 3 months of knowledge over the summer. This already scary phenomenon is being compounded this year by the knowledge slide kids are experiencing because of closed schoo..

### Three Types of Math Students--Which is Your Child?

Feb 5, 2020 | Cottage Grove Blog

Here s a breakdown of the three most common types of math students: the signs, consequences and solution for each one. By the end of this short article you will know exactly which of the three types best describes your child and what steps to take to get ..

### What to do after Parent-Teacher Conferences

Oct 12, 2018 | Cottage Grove Blog

Did you walk away from your child’s parent-teacher conference for math, wondering what you should do next? You aren’t alone. Many parents don’t understand all the information, and they aren’t sure what to do next to best help their child.   Understa..

### Why Some Middle School Kids Act like they Don't Care about Math

Nov 3, 2017 | Cottage Grove Blog

Do you have a middle school student who just doesn’t seem to care about math? It might be just an act. The middle school math class is a community of learners dedicated to mastering new skills. But the middle school math class is more than that. It is ..