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Colorful Springtime Activities

May 29, 2019 | Needham Blog

  Springtime vibes are in the air, and we're celebrating all the vibrant colors that come with sunny days! Grab your favorite coloring supplies (and your math skills!) and let's start coloring. First, select the My Colorful Spring&..

10 Ways to Avoid the Summer Slide and Keep Math Skills Sharp

May 3, 2019 | Needham Blog

Here are some fun ways students can keep their math skills sharp and be prepared for the year ahead: 1. Bring math into the kitchen. So much of cooking involves math! Following a recipe uses concepts like sequencing and counting. Baking re..

How Changing Your Attitude Helps Overcome Your Child’s Math Anxiety

Apr 24, 2019 | Needham Blog

Before we can help our children overcome math anxiety, we must first address any negative feelings that we, as parents, have on the subject. If you have said things in the past like, “I’m not good at math,” or “I don’t like..

How To Prevent “Summer Learning Loss” in Math

Apr 4, 2019 | Needham Blog

When is your child better at math—at the end of a grade level or at the beginning of the next grade?    If you answered, “end of a grade level,” you’re usually right. The typical child has more math skills w..

Prevent Summer Slide!

Apr 2, 2019 | Needham Blog

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The Myth of the Left-Brained Versus Right-Brained Person

Mar 2, 2019 | Needham Blog

Many believe that to be good in mathematics you need to be left-brained, or a logical and analytical thinker. Whereas if you’re right-brained, or creative and free-thinking, you are doomed to struggle with the subject. But did you know this noti..

Word Problem Wednesday: Math Practice In The Garden

Feb 2, 2019 | Needham Blog

“A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.” -Gertrude Jekyll A garden may certainly be a grand teacher for some things, but Mathnasium..

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