Tuesday, September 29, 2015

How Smart Are Dolphins? - Lori Marino

Dolphins are one of the smartest animal species on Earth. In fact, their encephalization quotient (their brain size compared to the average for their body size) is second only to humans. But exactly how smart are they? Lori Marino details some incredible facts about dolphins.

Lesson by Lori Marino, animation by Zedem Media.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

A Math Tutor Can Provide a Good Head Start

A math tutor can be very beneficial to your child, especially if they are struggling to keep up with their class and having trouble understanding the material being taught in class. Math class provides more unique challenges than his other classes and just because he is doing very well in all of his other subjects doesn't mean that the problems he is having with math aren't real. A math tutor will be able to provide help and support that can give your child a good head start in a tough area of study. A math tutor will be able to work at your child's pace, focus his attention on particular problem areas, provide your child with opportunities for success, and speed up the learning process for your child.

When being taught in a classroom environment, the material is going to be presented at the same speed for every student in the class. Teachers have a certain amount of information that must be presented in a certain amount of time and cannot always give special attention to an individual student. This can present a problem for a student that needs a little bit of extra time to understand the concepts that are being taught. A math tutor can adjust the speed at which the material is covered, slowing down when your child is having some difficulty and speeding up at other times when your child is quickly grasping the subject matter.

Math is a subject that presents difficulties that other classes do not. There are no facts in math, just concepts. And each of those concepts are an important building block in the one that comes after it. If your child fails to understand even a small part then his struggles are just going to be magnified as time goes on. A math tutor will be able to focus on the individual aspects that your child is having trouble with. Your child may not even be aware just exactly where the problem lies and what it is he doesn't understand. His tutor will be able to discover these areas and help him focus on them correctly.

Success isn't something that just happens, it is something that is learned. Small successes build confidence and lead to bigger successes. Without the pressure of his friends and classmates watching him in school, your child's math tutor can guide him along and provide him with opportunities to succeed without the fear of failure. In the long run, this will not only benefit your child in his math class but in other aspects of his life as well.

One on one attention just is not possible in today's educational system. A math tutor can provide that personal aid and instruction in a way that will allow your child to learn in the manner that suits him best. The learning process will be sped up as the skills the tutor teaches him make the concepts he is trying to learn seem easier and easier.

If your child seems to be stumbling a little in his math studies, then a tutor may be the solution. Math is a very important field of study but unfortunately many schools simply cannot afford to give a struggling student all of the help that he needs. A math tutor can provide your child with that help and give him a good head start in math.

Anton Lebedev is the director of Plus Plus Tutoring, a tutoring service that has math tutors available in many locations.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Mathematical Secrets of Pascal’s Triangle - Wajdi Mohamed Ratemi

Pascal’s triangle, which at first may just look like a neatly arranged stack of numbers, is actually a mathematical treasure trove. But what about it has so intrigued mathematicians the world over? Wajdi Mohamed Ratemi shows how Pascal's triangle is full of patterns and secrets.

Lesson by Wajdi Mohamed Ratemi, animation by Henrik Malmgren.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Three Tips for Improving Learning For Kids

Help your child shine at school with three easy tips you can do as a parent to raise a successful student! Although it might feel like ages ago to you (and hundreds of years to your little one), sharing your own encouraging school experiences can help put your kids at ease about any issues they may be encountering on a day-to-day basis. Find out two more tricks to put in your positive parent tool belt to help improve different learning tools for kids with this Parents video!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

When to Use "Me", "Myself" and "I" - Emma Bryce

Me, myself, and I. You may be tempted to use these words interchangeably, because they all refer to the same thing. But in fact, each one has a specific role in a sentence: ‘I’ is a subject pronoun, ‘me’ is an object pronoun, and ‘myself’ is a reflexive or intensive pronoun. Emma Bryce explains what each role reveals about where each word belongs.

Lesson by Emma Bryce, animation by Karrot Animation.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Three Ways Tutoring Can Help Your Child Succeed

Every child needs individual guidance in order to thrive in the classroom. Tutoring gives many children the extra support they need to learn the relevant material and keep up with their classmates. Many parents think that tutoring is all about helping their kids raise their grades or pass a class. However, there are actually many other benefits to hiring a tutor.

1) It raises your child's self-confidence.

Children who struggle in school frequently suffer from low self-esteem. They see low grades or failed tests as a clear indicator of their potential, which means they cut themselves short. In the worst of situations, children apply this negative mindset to other areas of their lives as well. After being labeled a "bad student," by teachers, peers, or themselves, they may doubt their overall skills or abilities. This is a negative trap for children that can lead to depression, behavioral problems, or a number of other issues.

Individual tutoring gives students the tools they need to succeed. The teacher will customize his or her approach to suit the needs of each child so that success is possible, no matter the details of the situation. Children are encouraged to find answers, and individual successes are always celebrated. Tutored students feel better about themselves, knowing that they do have the power and the intelligence to learn and even excel at academics.

2) It opens the door for your child to have healthy social interactions and more friends.

Traditional school environments often draw attention to students who are falling behind their peers or who struggle in the classroom. Unfortunately, this means children who fall into this category may be negatively judged by their peers. Sometimes, these students are separated from the class and put into special education groups or partnered up with other kids who have a hard time keeping up with the class.

When your child sees a tutor, he or she will be able to address learning difficulties outside the classroom and will have a better chance at keeping up with classmates. This will limit the chance of being singled out and allow your child to participate on the same level as classmates.

3) It positions your child for success later in life.

Tutoring not only solves the immediate issue of learning the relevant subject matter, it also gives children a new way of thinking about learning. In the future when something seems difficult, kids can problem-solve and look for a new way of addressing the situation and developing a solution. They learn the critical skill of not giving up when a problem presents itself. This is a powerful tool for the future as they mature and face college and work life.

Do you think your child could benefit from tutoring? Huntsville, AL, parents can get their kids help by hiring a tutor from the Tutor Doctor. For more information, visit: http://www.inhometutorsalabama.com.
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Friday, September 11, 2015

Do Animals Have Language? - Michele Bishop

All animals communicate. But do they have language? Michele Bishop details the four specific qualities we associate with language and investigates whether or not certain animals utilize some or all of those qualities to communicate.

Lesson by Michele Bishop, animation by Avi Ofer.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Three Reading Strategies for Kids

Reading for kids is one of the most powerful tools your child can learn, and as his parent there are certain things you can do to facilitate him becoming a little bookworm! One of the three reading strategies Parents suggests is collaboration with your child when it comes to reading practice, no matter his age. Start out reading aloud to him as a baby and as he grows, encourage him to begin sounding out words and reading back to you. Your child's reading skills will begin to soar as you continue encouraging him to practice reading every chance he gets!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Can You Solve the Bridge Riddle? - Alex Gendler

Taking that internship in a remote mountain lab might not have been the best idea. Pulling that lever with the skull symbol just to see what it did probably wasn’t so smart either. But now is not the time for regrets because you need to get away from these mutant zombies...fast. Can you use math to get you and your friends over the bridge before the zombies arrive? Alex Gendler shows how.

Lesson by Alex Gendler, animation by Artrake Studio.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Helping Your Child Succeed At School

Set your kids up for success in the classroom by allowing them to become more independent at home! Your child is just learning to depend on herself to complete a variety of tasks while at school, so don't set her back at home by waiting on her hand and foot, says first grade teacher Heather Meisner. See what other parenting tips she recommends for making your kid a star pupil in this Parents video!