Cottage Grove Blog

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..

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 st..

Understand the Math Portion of the SAT and ACT

Dec 20, 2017 | Cottage Grove Blog

The SAT and ACT tests are a critical part of the college application process.   Even if your child does well in math in school, investing in improving your child’s achievement in these high stakes tests is worthwhile. The difference between a good s..

Use Praise Correctly to Increase Math Confidence

Oct 28, 2017 | Cottage Grove Blog

Parents, do you praise your children’s efforts, abilities, or both? Praise, used correctly, is an effective tool for raising a child’s confidence in math. Kids who feel confident in their math skills practice and therefore improve. Conversely, children wh..

Warning: Hating Math is a Big Red Flag

Sep 17, 2017 | Cottage Grove Blog

Do you know a child who says say “hate” math class and math homework?  Maybe you are wondering if having such strong negative feelings about a subject is normal.  Unfortunately, many kids do have strong negative feelings about math class. It is a big red ..

Top 5 Math Classes to Prepare for the Future

Aug 8, 2017 | Cottage Grove Blog

What does your child want to be when they grow up? Many kids start thinking about their future career options as they go into high school. As a parent, you probably wonder what math classes they should take to compete in tomorrow’s job market. Across all ..