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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!

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?

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..

Math readiness Drops for ACT 2018

Oct 18, 2018 | Grand Rapids East Blog

Math Readiness Drops to 14-Year Low among US High School Graduates, According to ACT 2018 Report ACT  October 17, 2018   STEM’s future not adding up well for America IOWA CITY, Iowa—Readiness in math is trending down..