New Math, New Techniques….what’s a parent to do?

By The Study Hall | Mar 07, 2019

It’s great to help your child with his homework, but not so great when he or she needs quick lessons in some of the topics you may never have learned in school.  How do you use a hand-held graphing calculator?  What was the Triangle Inequality again?  What are they doing in elementary school with lattice multiplication and partial products long division?

Writing essays and memorizing history facts are still done the way you remember, but math may look completely foreign to some parents.  In elementary and middle school, students learn to group numbers and break them down into parts.  They use computer programs to practice math facts and view “applets” or an interactive series of steps to learn a new technique like long division.

High school math has also changed.  Hand-held graphing calculators like the TI-83 are being replaced by apps.  These programs can draw graphs, create tables, calculate probabilities and make all kinds of math visual and interactive.

The tutors at The Study Hall are up to date and ready to help with all the newest math strategies and devices.  We use websites, graphing calculators, apps and many more resources to make sure your student is learning all the latest methods and we keep up with the teachers to be sure we are up to date.  Call for help with math or any subject today at 236-3949 or email rockport@thestudyhall.com for more information.

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