All year, we’ve been posting ideas and tips on how to engage your child in mathematics, understand the “new math”, and ensure that your child has the skills to survive in the 21st century.
Our three most popular articles are highlighted below.
Dr. Shah Responds to Dropping U.S. Math Scores on HuffPost Live
Pay attention for the invisible (negative) assumptions about math that underly several of the questions. You’ll see how our culture is stacking the deck against parents that want to see their children excel at math.
Why is Math Taught Differently Now?
We made a simple video that explains the “new math”. It’s been viewed by over 1.25 million people worldwide and endorsed by numerous school districts throughout the country (here, here, here, and here).
Winter Holiday Family Activity Ideas
There are three common concerns I hear from parents during school holidays:
1) How can I keep my child from playing video games all day?
2) What can I do to build their academic skills while they are off of school?
3) How can they develop perseverance when they are accustomed to instant gratification?
We’ve been posting puzzles and activities all year long that help address all three of these issues.
If you’re looking for fun things to do at home this week, look no further!