As the study shows - and almost any math teacher can tell you - algebra is when the difficulties of the parent-child math relationship really kick in and become acute. This is because algebra is when students move from arithmetic to mathematics, and abstract thought is required. Going over multiplication tables with your child was often a case of getting your child to focus and practice. Finding good old "x " or the slope of a line is suddenly a whole different thing.
So what's the solution? I am going to suggest a good tutor. Whether it is me or someone else, when a tutor works with a student, there is a teaching professional helping your student, The atmosphere is calm with questions answered and material clarified in a practiced and experienced manner.
I am not a fan of the franchises such as Huntington, Sylvan, Kumon, and the like. I personally think your student will benefit more from an individual who can focus specifically on your child's specific difficulties. Obviously there is me. But if I don't fit your needs, there are others available. If you are having difficulty finding someone, ask your child's math teacher.
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I have had a rewarding and complete classroom career teaching and coaching mathematics.
Variable Thinking is my way of sharing some of my ideas, tips, and savvy about education and student success with you.
I hope find the comments and articles interesting and useful to both you and your student.