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The Tutor Paradox

Feb 5, 2024 | Littleton Blog

We published this article way back in 2016 close to our 1 year anniversary. It rings even more true today when many families are looking to outside help for their children in math and other subjects due to the wide discrepancies in how teaching occurred d..

Should your Child Enroll in the Accelerated Math Class

Jan 25, 2024 | Littleton Blog

Children entering middle school and high school are usually placed on an educational track for each subject based on test scores and previous academic performance. In many schools, there is a lot of pressure to be on the "advanced" track. Parents have som..

Finger Counting: A Great Tool or a Hindering Habit

Jan 19, 2024 | Littleton Blog

People are born with a great counting tool right on their own body. Fingers are great for young children first learning to count, add, and subtract. Neuroscientists and educators agree that children who learn to use their fingers as a mathematical tool in..

What to Look for in a Math Tutor

Jan 14, 2024 | Littleton Blog

Use this convenient chart to help compare the various alternatives available to help your child with math. You may also want to read the article, The Tutor Paradox. Call or text 303-979-9077 for a printable copy of this chart!..

Inspire Your Child in Geometry Using the Art of Origami

Jan 1, 2024 | Littleton Blog

Origami is a great way to show high school students the fun and practical aspects of geometry. It can also be used as a fun way to teach geometry. High school students typically learn geometry in their freshman or sophomore year. The ancient art of ori..

Fun Card Games to Reinforce Math Skills

Dec 7, 2023 | Littleton Blog

School will be out soon and kids will be looking for ways to fill the 1,208 hours of free time. How can you have fun with your kids and at the same time support their learning? Try these card games to reinforce mental math skills and numerical fluency. Th..

6 Tips and Tricks for Math Homework Success

Aug 10, 2023 | Littleton Blog

Just the mere mention of math homework brings out strong feelings in most people, and regrettable these feelings are rarely positive. Most children dread it, and their parents, though they may try to maintain a positive game face, dread it too. Here are s..

Characteristics of a Successful Student

Aug 9, 2023 | Littleton Blog

Many middlle school and high school students do not know what it takes to be successful in the school environment. They understand good and bad grades in a general way, and they sense that they should attend classes, but that is where their knowledge begi..