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06/16/2015


As a parent, you may be surprised by how many practical skills that you take for granted can be used to give your child math help at an early age.  In this post, The Tutoring Center in Troy will give you some ideas on how you can incorporate your child’s basic math teachings with practical activities.

Spatial measurements and weight calculations are great skills that your child will utilize in their early school years.  Broaden your child’s exposure to these learnings outside of the classroom, and get a jump start to give your child the advantage.

The basics are just as important

Together with your child, use materials from around the house to create or build a small project.  Even building a house with lego can teach a child spatial awareness, as they learn the requirements and sizes that larger structures need to accommodate smaller figures and toys. 

Growing the lesson with your child

As your child grows, this task can be adapted to accommodate greater learning.  If your family has a pet, a great task could be to design and build a new house.  Start by having your child design and present their ‘blueprint’ drawing.  When they present their design, help them with making measurements and calculations to create a shopping list of materials needed.

When you have everything you need and you’re ready to build, remember to do only the work required by an adult.  Encourage your child to arrange the pieces and provide direction to you as you build it alongside them.  Seeing the result of their direction turn into a physical item is a great confidence booster and encourages them to expand on this knowledge in the future.

It is important for parents to teach their child as much as they can, and tasks like these are a great way for parents to be involved in their child’s education without limiting that involvement to school.  To complement these basic practical skills, our experts can provide reading, writing, and math help through one-to-one instruction or private tutoring in Troy. Call us today at 248-509-7177 for more information.

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