Essential? No doubt. Well-loved? Oh, please. In the first episode of Like a Sponge, GreatSchools' new podcast for parents on the science of learning, we explore why math fills so many Americans with fear and loathing, and what experts are doing to change the math story for your child.
The math phobia phenomenon
A 7-year-old girl is humiliated by her teacher after failing a math test. How many years will it take to cure her math anxiety, an educational illness that plagues millions?
Are we teaching math all wrong?
Here’s why the math education your children need is most likely not what their school is teaching.
One key 4th grade math skill
This year, it's critical for kids to master certain math skills. Find out which skills are most essential — and one simple way to practice them all!
Our 5 favorite 4th grade math worksheets
Boost your fourth grader's math skills — like reducing fractions, working with angles, multi-digit multiplication, and more — with these worksheets.
4th grade fractions worksheets
Build your fourth grader's confidence working with fractions — whether it's finding common denominators or converting fractions to decimals — with these five math worksheets.
4th grade word problems
Give your fourth grader practice solving word problems involving money, finding elapsed time, and calculating distance and speed with these math worksheets.
Your fourth grader and math under Common Core Standards
From decimals and tougher fractions to measuring angles, fourth graders work on complex math concepts that can stump the rusty skills of their parents.