Sunday, November 15, 2009

X equals What?

I recently had some conversations with parents about how their kids are struggling in their math classes this year. It’s a simple situation that these kids need math help and because of class loads there simply isn’t enough one on one time.

Unfortunately because of the raised expectations of the state standards many of the parents can’t help their kids because they don’t have the skills to do so.  When this is the situation online math tutoring can be helpful.  You can find some free online math tutoring and  math help out there which are fine if you just need occasional help here and there.

But if you need more substantial help you can use an online math tutor. In these scenarios the student works one on one with a tutor in a web environment on their home computer. Using a virtual whiteboard both the tutor and the student converse and work out problems together. A nice way to find some free online math help  for yourself or you child without the hassle of searching all over the place for it.


  1. Don't you think math curriculum is a little overcooked in the first place? Take fractions for instance. With the convoluted processes to solve them, all you end up with is another fraction, which ironically, is still an unsolved mathematical equation. I think if students are introduced to decimals early and often, decimals are easier to comprehend, and also strengthen the understanding of fractions and the way they work. Just my $0.02 :D
    ...And Another Thing!

  2. well I guess it depends on who you ask Michael, according to the World's rankings we are lacking in the math skills here in the USA, But I agree we could do a revamping of the way we teach it, use methods that make more sense for one thing.
    Thanks for the comment, it's a valid point :)