6 Ways to Catch Up in Math

6 Ways to Catch Up in Math

6 Ways to Catch Up in Math

 

The restaurant bill is always calculated without you? Never understand your tax form? Shopping on sale without understanding the label? No doubt, you need a little refresher course in math.

Here are a few tips to help you get the hang of it.

1. Playing with numbers

Do you want to get back to math concepts while having fun? You will find in all bookstores and game stores specialized magazines able to fulfill your expectations:

– sudoku;

– puzzles;

– geometry exercises;

– magic squares, etc.

Chess is also an excellent game to exercise your logic and competitive spirit.

Television shows also help to understand and progress in math while having fun.

2. Taking distance learning courses

6 Ways to Catch Up in Math

You can obtain a state diploma to refresh your skills or improve them.

If a diploma course is not your objective, you will find many free video courses on the Internet available on e-learning platforms.

A good idea: download an application on your tablet or smartphone so you can train anywhere, even without a network (bus, tramway, train, etc.).

3. Going to exhibitions

Exhibitions, among others, offer a different way to discover notions and concepts: demonstrations, life-size installations, games for young and old, and many ways to approach the abstract!

Many exhibitions make mathematics more tangible and concrete for the less mathematically inclined.

4. Practicing the exchange of lessons

The exchange of lessons is regularly practiced between individuals of the same community, colleagues or friends. It consists in exchanging knowledge without paying for it.

For example, if your neighbour has an excellent level in math, she can give you lessons. You can teach her the basics of image editing or cooking classes in exchange!

5. Study with your child!

6 Ways to Catch Up in Math

How can you help your child understand their homework if you don’t understand it yourself? Follow the school program step by step, so you don’t feel left behind if there are any problems! In addition, it will make you work on:

– Your mental math.

– Your multiplication tables (here, cold, 7×8 =???).

– Your divisions… without a calculator!

Good to know: you will be surprised to see that a child will exceed you more often than it seems…

How can you help your child understand their homework if you don’t understand it yourself? Follow the school program step by step, so you don’t feel left behind if there are any problems! In addition, it will make you work on:

– Your mental math.

– Your multiplication tables (here, cold, 7×8 =???).

– Your divisions… without a calculator!

Good to know: you will be surprised to see that a child will exceed you more often than it seems…

6. Acquire 1 concept per week

Functions, theorems, percentages, geometry, trigonometry, etc. Integrate the theory and practice exercises on this topic. Give yourself 1 hour a week to study a specific concept.

Getting a college textbook can help you organize and follow the curriculum. And it doesn’t matter if some will smile!

Note: You can find textbooks at bookstores, libraries and book fairs.

If your child is having trouble in class, 1 hour of tutoring per week could help him/her move forward. How much does tutoring cost? Who should I contact? Can parents get help? To find out, check out our 

Guide to tutoring and our other content:

 – Here are 10 reasons why you suck at math. But nothing is lost!

 – Sometimes, it’s just a matter of psychology.

 – A lack of sleep would make your efforts useless. Rest up for a fresh brain! Read our post on sleeping well.