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Math Set to Music

Do you wish you saved your math notebook to help your own middle schoolers? Check out this great tool for remembering the rules for Integer addition and subtraction. This is the same method we use at East Cobb Tutoring Center to teach this skill.  

Practice Workbook Recommendations

We often are asked to recommend books for at home practice. Here are our favorites from youngest student to oldest. Summer Bridge Series These books are great at capturing a little bit of everything – one book takes care of reading, writing, math, science, social studies, what else is…

Best Family Games for Math Enrichment

Playing games with your kids doesn’t have to wait until schoolwork is done! Math skills for all ages are hiding in your favorite family games. Using these games as teaching tools isn’t just fun, it encourages play and is a great tool for visual and kinetic learners. Yahtzee The…

Multiplication Box Method

If you were asked to multiply 24 x 36, how would you do it? No calculuator! Most of us (parents) learned what we now call the traditional algorithm, as shown below. One technique that teachers have been demonstrating in the Common Core era is the box method for multiplication….

Studying for Math

We are commonly asked to assist with study skills (don’t worry, that’s a natural part of tutoring). One of the problems we notice among our students is that they study the same way for all of their classes. If you had a geography test how would you study? How…