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06/04/2019


Does Your Child Doubt the Usefulness of Math?

Every parent knows just how useful math is in their everyday life, however, struggle to convince their children of the fact, often coming up against the argument that their math lessons will never be used outside of class. If you can identify with this example, then The Tutoring Center, Plano has a post with a great activity which can help.

Use Your Bills

You may not realize it, but each time that you read and review your utility and service bills, not only are you using math, but the activity is actually a great teaching platform for your children. Sit with your children, enjoy a snack, and review your utility and service bills:
  • Have your children identify the cheapest and most expensive period of the day.
  • Calculate the benefit of moving usage between periods.
  • Use your current and previous invoices to forecast the next invoice cost.
  • Use a rate sheet from another provider to calculate any benefits to moving.
This basic activity has some really great benefits:
  1. Your children can benefit from the math lessons you use and teach them.
  2. Because the activity is practical, your children can not only see the relevance of math in adult life, but also its benefits.
  3. Because you are teaching your child, you will have the opportunity to identify any learning challenges.

Math Tutoring Works

If your student struggles to learn the math lessons in this activity or they have started to fall behind their classmates, one-to-one math tutoring can help. To find out more about how math tutoring can help your student improve their grades, book your free initial diagnostic assessment at The Tutoring Center, Plano by calling (469) 277-8177 and speak with a professional tutor.

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