Does your child speak the language of mathematics? | Sylvan Learning Lynchburg, VA

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At Sylvan, we often find that students need help with fractions and other core skills to build the foundation they need to be successful with math. Our math tutors can pinpoint the help your child needs to complete math homework more independently, excel in the classroom and prepare for a bright future. We’ll develop a personalized learning plan and keep your child’s goals and interests in mind every step of the way with lessons that are engaging, motivating and rewarding. Start making math manageable today!

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Does your child speak the language of mathematics? | Sylvan Learning Lynchburg, VA

  1. 1. HYPERLINK "http://sylvandanville.wordpress.com/2010/12/27/does-your-child-speak-the-language-of-mathematics-sylvan-learning-lynchburg-va/" o "Does your child speak the language of mathematics? | Sylvan Learning Lynchburg, VA" Does your child speak the language of mathematics? | Sylvan Learning Lynchburg, VA<br />Everyone speaks the language of numbers, whether in commerce, expressing age or calculating distance. Mathematics is the only language shared by all humans – regardless of native tongue, geography, economic background or culture.<br />In today’s global economy, everyone, not just those who are mathematically inclined, must know how to speak math – understand mathematical concepts. The key to lifelong, academic and economic success is the development of critical thinking skills and numerical fluency in math curriculums from pre-kindergarten through high school.<br />Students should begin to develop a good grasp of numbers while they are young. Although memorizing multiplication tables and solving calculations are important, developing a solid sense of numbers is essential.<br />According to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, by focusing on mathematics – especially algebra – across all grades, we will ensure that students develop the analytical thinking and reasoning skills needed for success in school and beyond. In essence, algebra for middle and high school students must be preceded by algebraic reasoning in the early years.<br />“Students who successfully complete higher level mathematics courses – beginning with algebra – are at an advantage,” says Judy Ann Brown, mathematics program manager for Sylvan Learning. Traditionally, students cannot take advanced mathematics classes in secondary school until they have mastered the foundational math concepts learned in elementary school – decimals and fractions – and successfully completed Algebra 1. “Success in Algebra 1 is pivotal because it is the language spoken in mathematics.”<br />An understanding of the importance of math in their lives puts students well on their way to academic success. Sylvan Learning encourages parents to play an active role in boosting their children’s numbers sense and discovering a love of higher mathematics.<br />right0<br />Make math connections to everyday life.There are many opportunities for students to see the value of math. Think of tasks that you do everyday – rearranging a teenager’s room is a lesson in geometry and equally cutting slices of pie can teach fractions. The more parents talk about math while completing these tasks, the more students will realize its importance.<br />Involve your children in real-life family decisions.Encourage them to plan a family activity while remaining in budget. For example, ask them to plan a night at the movies or create a budget for the family vacation.<br />Demonstrate your math ability.Think out loud so your child can hear your analytical reasoning. For younger children, count your change or discuss which measuring cup is needed when baking a birthday cake. For older students, calculate discounts when shopping or estimate how much money will be needed to fill up the gas tank.<br />“Mathematize” cool careers.Casually talk about mathematics while highlighting the types of math needed in your children’s chosen, “cool” careers. Video game designers, architects, doctors, football coaches, musicians and chefs utilize math skills every day.<br />Praise your children’s academic progress.Tell them you are proud of their math efforts even when they struggle. When students are confident in their abilities, they enjoy learning. That love of learning leads to a willingness to try new, academic experiences.<br />At Sylvan, we often find that students need help with fractions and other core skills to build the foundation they need to be successful with math. Our math tutors can pinpoint the help your child needs to complete math homework more independently, excel in the classroom and prepare for a bright future. We’ll develop a personalized learning plan and keep your child’s goals and interests in mind every step of the way with lessons that are engaging, motivating and rewarding. Start making math manageable today!<br />About Sylvan Learning of Lynchburg, VA<br />Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of in-center, in-home and live, on-line tutoring to students of all ages, grades and skill levels. Sylvan offers the help your child needs to catch up, keep up and get ahead. Sylvan Learning Center of Danville provides educational services for those in the vicinity of the Virginia counties of Pittsylvania, Halifax and Henry and the North Carolina counties of Rockingham and Caswell.<br />At Sylvan, our warm and caring tutors adapt individualized learning plans that build the skills, habits and attitudes children need to succeed in school and in life. Affordable tutoring instruction is available in math, reading, writing, study skills, homework help, test prep and more. If you are looking for an educational environment especially designed to be conducive to your child’s learning style, then contact Sylvan Learning of Danville – successful … trusted… preferred.  For more information, please visit:http://tutoring.sylvanlearning.com/centers/24540.<br />

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