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Teaching the Importance of Math

It can be a difficult challenge for children to understand just how relevant math will be to their adult life, which can lead them to become disinterested in the subject. To help you in this regard, The Tutoring Center, West Caldwell has a post with a great activity for you and your children.

Teach in the Supermarket

It is easy for parents to dismiss the math they use when preparing their supermarket shopping list and budget. However, the skills used are great for children to learn. The next time you are preparing your list, use this activity as a teaching platform. Get some snacks, sit with your children, and make your way through your planning and budget, including some lessons along the way:
  • Share how you can start from a total amount and deduct your way down to zero.
  • Teach the calculations you use when ensuring bulk items are worthwhile.
  • Show any considerations you use when calculating the benefit of a sale item.
  • Have your children count the quantity of items you have in your kitchen and then calculate how much extra is needed.
Once you have all finished this activity, reinforce the lesson by taking your children to the store with you and putting them in charge of managing the list and your budget while you add items to your shopping cart. Not only is this a great way to get some help preparing your shopping list, but the activity also provides a number of benefits:
  1. The math you use during this activity is great for children to learn and utilize both in their classroom and when they are adults.
  2. Taking your children to the store with you helps to reinforce the lesson and shows your children just how relevant and beneficial math is to an everyday adult task.
  3. Because you are teaching the lesson yourself, you have the opportunity to identify any learning challenges your child may be facing.

Math Tutoring in West Caldwell

If you are worried about your child falling behind at school or if they struggle with the lessons in this activity, one-to-one math tutoring in West Caldwell can help. To find out more about the benefits of math tutoring in West Caldwell, book your free initial diagnostic assessment at The Tutoring Center, West Caldwell by calling (862) 210-8600 and speak with a professional tutor.


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