Sign up to get RITES Math Tips PDF in your inbox. Subscribe for Math Tips Why Do Some Students Have Difficulty Learning Math? Which subject do teens like least? You guessed it! According to Gallup, high school students say math is their #1 least favorite subject. And they’re not alone, Gallup also reports that “Although U.S. eighth-graders scored above the international average in the 2003 … [Read more...]

## Math Tips and Strategies

What should students do at home to put their math skills into practice? Parents should encourage their child to use mental math to solve everyday problems. I know that in a classroom, a teacher needs to see the written steps because there is such limited time for one-on-one conversations. However, parents have the time to have a brief conversation each day. It can start as simply as counting the … [Read more...]

## How to make the most of your scientific graphing calculator

Today’s graphing calculators can do way more than add or subtract. They can be a tool to aid in your math (and even science) classes. Here are six cool things to do with your scientific graphing calculator to up your academic game: Solve quadratic equations graphically Input the equation into the graphing feature of the calculator and find the intercepts graphically instead of using … [Read more...]

## How Parents Can Help Their Children with Math

A RITES blog by Learning Specialist and Home-school Coordinator Debra Nassau, M.A.Like many parents, you may find that you’re not familiar with the math strategies that your child is learning in school. Along with the Common Core standards have come methods and strategies that are different than the ones many of us learned when we were in school. Although today’s math lessons may be challenging … [Read more...]