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06/04/2019
It’s important for all children to continuously improve their math skills, despite their insistence that they will never use the skills. 


Have you ever met a student who wasn’t entirely sure that the math lessons they were learning in school would never be applied to their everyday life? You would be hard pressed. However, as an adult, you know that this just isn’t true and that math will form a crucial part of their adult life. 

Show Your Student the Importance of Learning Math 

If the above sounds familiar and you are interested in providing your children with small math lessons at home, below are some great tips from The Tutoring Center, Spring TX. 

Grocery Shopping 

One of the best ways to teach children math lessons is by showing them just practical the lesson is in the real world. One great way to show the power of math is by introducing your child to your grocery shopping. 

When you are creating your grocery list, include your children on the task and teach some of the techniques you use, such as: 
• How to start from a total budget and subtract as you create your list. 
• Calculating bulk-items to calculate savings and benefits. 
• Measuring the items you have in your kitchen and calculating how much more to purchase. 
• What you consider when calculating the savings of sale items, if any. 

Of course, you are likely to have a range of other techniques you use, so be sure to include those on the list, and teach them to your child. 

Once you are ready to go shopping, reinforce the lesson by taking your child with you and have them deduct the price of each item as you add it to your cart. 

If your student struggles with basic math or needs a little more homework help than you can provide, tutoring in Spring TX can help. To find out more about the benefits of one-to-one tutoring in Spring, TX, speak with a professional tutor at The Tutoring Center, Spring TX by calling (832) 559-1624. 

Utility Bills 

If you have looked through a recent utility bill then you will see that items like electricity and gas aren’t charged at a solid rate, and instead, the prices can differ depending on the time of the day and, potentially, even the day of the week. 

While it may not mean much to you, these bills can provide a great learning platform. 
1. Ask your children to look through the information and provide a small report which includes: 
1. What times of the day do you use the most electricity or gas? 
2. What prices do you have per time of the day? 
3. Identify ways to reduce each bill by making the most of the cheapest times. 
4. Forecast the next bill and calculate how to set aside money in readiness. 

Not only can this activity provide you with more information about your utility usage and give you the potential to lower your monthly bills, but the calculations your student will perform won’t always be taught during their classroom, and certainly not as part of a practical lesson which they can see in action. 

Cooking 

If your children spend their evenings and weekends on the couch playing video games and watching TV then it’s time to get them interested in cooking. Not only will they learn how to create delicious dishes, but you can sneak in a range of math lessons into the activity. 

• Look for a recipe in a different system of measurement, such as the metric system, and ask your children to convert the measurements using pen and paper. 
• Ask them to calculate how much of an ingredient is left. For example, how much rice is left in the container after cooking? 
• Ask them to measure out your ingredients in preparation for cooking. 
• If you can identify any additional lessons while you cook, don’t hesitate to include them. 

The above activity not only provides you with help in the kitchen, but being present during the lesson allows you to both provide correct answers and help think through the request, but also identify any potential learning challenges. 

The Best One-To-One Math Tutoring in Spring, TX 

If your student is falling behind their classmates in math class, be sure to act quickly to prevent failing grades and address challenges early. To find out more about how tutoring in Spring, TX can help your child to improve their grades, book your free initial diagnostic assessment at The Tutoring Center, Spring TX by calling (832) 559-1624 and speak with a professional tutor.  

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