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Mathnasium #MathTricks: Algebra (Solving Linear Equations Part 2)

Sep 27, 2023 | Grand Rapids East Blog

Welcome to Mathnasium’s Math Tricks series. Today we are solving linear equations in the form ax + b = c.

How Math Tutoring Can Reduce Anxiety

Sep 20, 2023 | Grand Rapids East Blog

Now that the school year is underway, your child probably has a good sense of how they’re doing in math. But it’s also important to consider how they’re feeling about it. At the first signs of any form of math anxiety, it’s a good idea to seek out the help of a math tutor or supplemental math program to build up their skills. Here's how!

Fun ways to teach multiplication

Aug 10, 2022 | Grand Rapids East Blog

Multiplication is one of the bedrocks of elementary mathematics. Memorization is one option, but it’s also vital to make sure kids understand exactly what happens during multiplication. This list of ways to teach multiplication is full of a variety of fun and engaging approaches.

The Complicated Discovery of Zero

Jul 27, 2022 | Grand Rapids East Blog

Algebra, algorithms, and calculus, three pillars of modern mathematics, are all the result of a notation for nothing, zip, ZERO. Mathematics is a science of invisible entities that we can only be seen and understand by writing them down or assigning them to objects, but what about when the digit represents nothing at all?

3 Ways To Make Sure Your Kids Don’t Slip Down The Summer Slide

Jul 13, 2022 | Grand Rapids East Blog

Summer learning loss, otherwise known as Summer Slide is detrimental to our kids’ learning progress. But it can succeed with summer slide prevention by doing simple activities throughout the summer. And the best news is: even if you do only 1 activity to prevent Summer Slide, it will help your child. Keep your children engaged in learning.

Summer Fun, Calculator Hopscotch

Jul 6, 2022 | Grand Rapids East Blog

It’s no wonder hopscotch has stood the test of time! The famous sidewalk game requires nothing more than chalk and a small object, and it can be played alone or with multiple people. Kids can also stick with the traditional rules or make up their own fun variations. Visit our fun blog on our website to learn cool ways to inject Math into hopscotch

What is the COVID Slide?

Apr 25, 2020 | Grand Rapids East Blog

You may have heard of the annual "Summer Slide"- the dreaded loss of learning in math and reading over the long summer break. Well this year, researchers say we are facing something much worse due to physical school closures from the Coronavirus..

Staying at Home tips to help families calm fears, manage stress and keep the peace

Apr 24, 2020 | Grand Rapids East Blog

As schools close and workplaces go remote to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, parents everywhere are struggling to keep children healthy and occupied. If you’re anxious about how to protect and nurture kids through this crisis — ofte..

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