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What do I Tell my Children about Gun Violence and Terrorism?

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching My heart is heavy. I'm re-running a post to support parents and children in the wake of another tragedy caused by gun violence, this time in Las Vegas. Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims...

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Important Steps to Learning Success

One of the greatest truths in learning is that none of us are as smart as all of us combined. The unity of a team develops each person’s full potential and learning capacity. Success isn’t achieved by a single individual. It requires a team that perpetuates learning...

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8 Go-To Websites for Turning Your Child into an Academic Star

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching Hello Everyone! School's underway, and you probably know in general how well your child is doing.  If you don't, it's not difficult to find out.  You can go to back-to-school night if it hasn’t...

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Knowing When your Child Needs Help with Homework

When your child is crying or ripping their homework to shreds, it is easy to see they need some help with homework. However, not all children are vocal or open about their struggles. In fact, you may be nine weeks into a school semester before you have a clue there is...

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A Secret Technique to Help Your Younger Child with Math

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching Let's say your child is struggling with counting or can't remember shapes. What do you do? Usually, parents sit down and try to help their students themselves. Not a good idea. Research shows that...

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3 Ways that Doing Math is Like Going to an Amusement Park

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching Though it sounds like a stretch, Math mastery and a trip to an amusement park like Six Flags Discovery Kingdom have more in common than you'd think.  And, no, it doesn't have to do with...

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Our Discovery Process: Individualized Assessment

No two people in the world have the same brain, or learn in the same manner. The brain is constantly growing and evolving and adapting to its environment. It is changing to adjust to our skills, experiences, and our level of understanding. By understanding this a...

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3 Little-Known Apps to Solve Pesky Back-to-School Problems

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching What happens when your five-year-old freaks out on the first day of school? How can you get your child out of the house in time to catch the bus? What do you pack for lunch if your kids are likely...

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Importance of Kids Learning to Explain Their Math Thinking

Over the course of the past twenty years, the organization known as the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has been a leader in the concept of motivating children to explain their math thinking within the classroom environment. It is believed that this...

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10 Free Apps that Educators Recommend for Back to School

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching Hip Hip Hurrah!  School’s started! As much as I love my darlings, I can’t help but do a little dance at this time of year.  But going back to school can also be stressful.  Last week, I shared...

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Three Ways that Kids who are Good at Math Benefit as Adults

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching As parents, we want our children to grow up to be happy, healthy and wise. We run ourselves ragged to increase the odds of that happening - from ferrying them to sports and music classes, to...

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When to Seek Math Tutoring: The Earlier the Better

Let's face it. Not everyone is good at math. If your child has had a tough time with mathematics in the past, it might be time to get started with tutoring. The earlier you start, the better off that they will be in the long run. For the struggling child, in-class...

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Six Ways Parents are Helping their Children Succeed in School

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching Parents influence a student’s academic achievement five times more than teachers do, according to research conducted by the Royal Economic Society in the United Kingdom (UK).  And the Math nerd in...

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Is Your Child a Thinker or a Zombie?

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching Here's one of my fav posts from the past…   We all want our children to be Einsteins.  Parenting Expert Vicki Hoefle says it best: "Thinking Kids are WAY more FUN to Raise than Zombie kids...

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Does your Child See a Duck or a Rabbit?

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Director of Miracle Math Coaching. Have your child look at this drawing. Ask what he or she sees. Is it a duck, facing left with its beak open? Or is it a rabbit, facing right with its ears straight back? There's no correct answer, because...

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Top Tips for Using Math Skills Throughout Summer Vacation

Assisting a child in developing their skills in mathematical thinking is essential for that child’s development and overall academic success. According to a study conducted at the University of Missouri, the average child loses over 2 months of their math learning...

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Measuring the Perfect Meal for the 4th of July

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching With the 4th of July approaching, parents have a great opportunity to reinforce Math concepts. Just enlist your children as helpers in the kitchen.  Sure, cooking might take longer with extra...

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Brain-Based Learning and Summer Fun

Summer is a specially-favored time for school-aged children and teenagers. Less obligation, and responsibility and more FUN! Swimming, camping, fishing, and just plain old rest and relaxation. Despite all of the freedom and flexibility of summer, it is also a time...

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Summer Activities For Kids: Keep Young Brains Working

Summertime. The scream heard round the world from every school age child and educator, and the tired sigh of every parent. Now, to find summer activities for kids so the little darlings to stay occupied and keep their minds from slipping. Here are a few ideas to keep...

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A Little-Known, Sure-Fire Way to Teach Adding and Subtracting

By Deanna Hurn, Founder Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching If you walked into a classroom where students were learning addition and subtraction, which of the following three groups would you want your child to join? Pencil and Paper: Students are seated at...

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Six Tips for Choosing the Best Summer Camp for your Child

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director Last week, I provided information about Miracle Math's affordable Brain-Based Math Adventure Camps.  Here's a previous post with valuable information about picking a summer camp in general.  Enjoy! Let's say you decide...

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