We know summer has started which means it’s time to relax and take a break from all of the nightly homework! However, if your families are like ours, you still like to encourage your children to engage in a little math and reading to keep them from regressing over the summer. It’s so easy for those math facts and sight words to slip away without practice! This is why we were excited to partner with MathCrunch to share their mobile tutoring program with our followers and to create some great goal setting pages for students.
We have created two different goal setting sheets to help you keep your children on track. Print these pages and have each of your children set a personal goal. Have them think about how often they will practice math or reading, how they will practice and for how long. If you plan on rewarding your children for their hard work over the summer, make sure to include this on the goal sheet so their reward can be a reminder. We’ve also included a reward certificate to use when students have met their goals.
When August rolls around and school starts over, we know that so many parents dread the nightly homework battles! This is especially true as your children become older and math becomes more difficult. How often does your child come home with math homework and forget his or her book!?! We know in our homes, it happens often. Sometimes we are able to look on-line and find the help we need. Other times we are stuck and are not sure how to help. Has this ever happened to you? Next year we will be facing 7th and 9th grade math in our homes and although we didn’t struggle with math as children, standards are more difficult now and teaching methods have changed. Plus – it’s been a long time since we have been and in the 7th and 9th grades! We are excited about a new app we just discovered –MathCrunch (available for download in the app store.) This app is great for providing students with one-on-one tutoring. If you are stuck on homework one night, you can take a picture with your phone or iPad and send it to a tutor. During the on-line session, they will try to help your child understand the math. To try it out yourself, just download the app: Android Device or Apple Device.
One helpful part of the app design is that it tells you the estimated wait time – when we tested it, our wait time was less than two minutes. They claim they strive for wait times no longer than two minutes which is important with children who have busy evening schedules.
We like that there is a tab that saves the previous sessions. This is useful when a new tutor from MathCrunch works with a child as they can see other struggles and the progress the student has made. We also like that this gives us as parents a chance to see how the tutoring sessions are progressing. Plus, if we are trying to assist our student, we can look to see the explanations of the tutor to help us as parents.
We love the idea of mobile tutoring – it’s less expensive than a standing appointment with a tutor. This is perfect for the student that might not need help everyday. You will only pay as the help is needed.
TechCrunch recently featured MathCrunch on their site. If you would like to learn more, check out their article: http://techcrunch.com/2015/05/12/mathcrunch/
How is math homework in your home? Is it something you dread or something you enjoy doing with your child? Share your experiences below!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of MathCrunch.