Like a Sponge podcast: The M-Word
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.
Is your child being tracked in math?
The answer is likely yes – even if you don’t know what track your child’s on, where it’s leading, or what it means for your child’s education.
Simone's math problem
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.
How to help your child be good at math (even if you’re not)
You don’t have to be confident in your own math ability in order to help your child excel.
3 things to say when your child says, "I'm bad at math."
When your child tells you he's bad at math, it's an opportunity to turn things around. Experts weigh in on how you can respond so that your child feels confident and positive about math, even when it's difficult or frustrating.
Math tips for every grade
Too many kids get math-phobic as they get older. Here's how to keep your child passionate about math from kindergarten through high school.
Our favorite 5th grade math worksheets
Boost your fifth grader's math skills with these worksheets — converting fractions to decimals, calculating percentages, and interpreting charts and graphs.