Tuesday, October 28, 2014

How Do Vitamins Work? - Ginnie Trinh Nguyen

Vitamins are the building blocks that keep our bodies running; they help build muscle and bone, capture energy, heal wounds and more. But if our body doesn’t create vitamins, how do they get into our system? Ginnie Trinh Nguyen describes what vitamins are, how they get into our bodies -- and why they are so crucial.

Lesson by Ginnie Trinh Nguyen, animation by The Moving Company Animation Studio.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Academy 4's Want to Know: "Will the Parts of an Apple Float?"

We know that apples float from the classic game, "Bobbing for Apples", but will the parts of an apple float independently?

Interesting fact: the core and skin will float, but seeds sink immediately!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

How Do Germs Spread (and why do they make us sick)? - Yannay Khaikin and Nicole Mideo

Germs are found on almost every surface we come in contact with, which makes it incredibly common for our bodies to be exposed to them. But why are some of these germs relatively harmless, while others can be fatal? Yannay Khaikan and Nicole Mideo explore this question by examining germs’ varying modes of transmission.

Lesson by Yannay Khaikin and Nicole Mideo, animation by Ace & Son Moving Picture Co., LLC.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Academy 4's singing their ABC's

The Academy 4's proudly singing their ABC's, which includes a bit of improv about puppies ... and it should!

Fun and education go hand in hand at The Academy of 21st Century Learning!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Give Your Child the Academic Advantage With Math Tutoring

Math can be one of the most challenging subjects for students to grasp. Math tutoring services provide a way for your child to make headway, even when he or she seemed totally confused before. With individual math tutoring, a student can overcome those difficult concepts and take tests with confidence.

Most children do well with basic addition and subtraction. However, when the problems become more complex and challenging as in the case of Algebra and Geometry, many begin to falter and get behind their classmates. This gap in comprehension can lead to poor test scores, causing the student to feel inferior and potentially lead to poor behavior in other areas of life. Tutoring can be focused on areas that your child specifically needs help with.

In most cases, a math tutoring program can be customized to fit your child's needs. By speaking with your child's teachers, you can identify where the child is struggling and map out a plan to help your child maintain the same level as his or her classmates. If a child is further behind than expected, it is helpful to utilize math tutoring services to help him or her catch up. Once the child is consistently testing at levels expected for their age group, you can then devise a strategy to accelerate their learning with the result being high test scores.

Tutoring in Math will help identify how your child solves complex problems. Since each child has a different style of learning, using a program with your child's learning style in mind will greatly increase the likelihood of success. Some children are visual learners and require visual aids to grasp more difficult concepts such as trigonometry and calculus. Using analogies and visual imagery helps them to "see" the solution. Math tutoring services should utilize whatever methods help your child learn.

When receiving math tutoring, it's always recommended that students be recognized for their accomplishments. When they have been struggling with complicated formulas or shapes, this challenges their problem solving skills and can be quite taxing on a mental and emotional level. By rewarding the smallest achievements, this encourages the child to try again. This is positive re-enforcement that a child might not otherwise receive in a standard classroom setting.

If your child has been struggling in math and you're both becoming frustrated with lack of progress, consider tutoring services as a solution. Receiving extra support and encouragement will go a long way in building your child's confidence in tackling difficult problems and will improve their test scores.

The Academic Advantage provides math tutoring services for K-12. For a list of cities that we provide tutoring services in, please visit: http://www.academicadvantage.com/tutoring/.
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Monday, October 13, 2014

The Academy 4's - Reading Sight Words

The Academy 4's finding the pre-kindergarten sight words in a sentence.

Great job 4's!

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Academy 4's - A Big...

The Academy 4's with their first reading assignment - "A Big...".

It is an amazing feeling to see pride in their hard work.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

How Do We Study the Stars? - Yuan-Sen Ting

Our best technology can send men to the Moon and probes to the edge of our solar system, but these distances are vanishingly small compared to the size of the universe. How then can we learn about the galaxies beyond our own? Yuan-Sen Ting takes us into deep space to show how astronomers study the stars beyond our reach.

Lesson by Yuan-Sen Ting, animation by Kozmonot Animation Studio.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Academy 4's - Measuring Part 1

The Academy 4's group learns everything through the STEAM disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

This video shows our students using the scientific method in measurement.

How many pieces of fruit will fit on two different size kabob sticks? What do you think?