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Mar 22, 2018 | Pennington Blog

  Math might not be as fun as art or sports, or as cool as robotics and science, but it’s still pretty awesome!  Students need to stop thinking of math as something that they will only use in the classroom. Math is used everywher..


Feb 19, 2018 | Pennington Blog

Why do kids struggle with Algebra? We’ve asked algebra teachers what skills they wish their students were better at coming into Algebra class. Their answers were always the same 3 skills: Multiplication facts, Fractions, and Integ..


Dec 19, 2017 | Pennington Blog

Why do kids struggle with Geometry? Geometry is the branch of mathematics that deals with the properties, measurement, and relations of points, lines, angles, surfaces, and solids.  In layman’s terms it is math applied to pictures.&nbs..


Dec 14, 2017 | Pennington Blog

Why do kids fear and struggle with fractions? Many kids fear fractions because they don’t understand how they work – they mix up the parts and don’t understand what they mean and what we do to them. Parents typically unde..


Dec 13, 2017 | Pennington Blog

  What is STEM? It is simply an acronym for Science – Technology – Engineering – Mathematics.   Why is STEM important? STEM careers in the US are growing twice as fast as other ..

Get your Child Prepared for Algebra

Sep 10, 2017 | Pennington Blog

Most students start taking pre-algebra in 6th or 7th grade and algebra in 7th or 8th grade. Before taking an algebra class, most students mainly learn arithmetic in math class. Arithmetic is “the branch of mathematics dealing with the properties and..

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