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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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Magnificence, Magic, and Mastery with Miracle Math Summer Camp

Would you like your child to experience magnificence, magic, and mastery? If so, Miracle Math Summer Camp is the way to go! This specially-designed academic camp is designed for families that want to avoid the ever-so-common “summer slide” – especially in mathematics....

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Finishing Out the School Year Strong

As parents, it is our responsibility to ensure that we are raising capable and responsible learners. Our children must persist and excel in order to obtain the skills and knowledge that is needed to achieve success as adults. They must learn to work smart, not hard....

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What Does Math have to do with Poetry?

By Deanna Hurn, Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching In honor of National Poetry Month, here's one of my favorite posts from last year: In honor of National Poetry Month, here's one of my favorite posts from last year:  As you know, April is National...

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5 Cool Apps to Help Celebrate one of my Favorite Months

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Director of Miracle Math Coaching You know I'm the coolest Math nerd ever, right? Well, April is special to me because it's National Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month.  Okay, not everyone thinks that's a reason to jump for joy....

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Tips for Preparing for College While Still in High School

It’s important to have fun while you’re in high school, spending time with friends and making the most out of those years. However, it’s not all about fun – you also need to make sure that you’re preparing for college and the career you pursue later in life. Preparing...

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It Pays to Talk with your Kids about Money

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching Does your young child believe nickels are worth more than dimes because nickels are bigger? That makes so much sense, right? Correcting kids on the value of coins is easy. But you might think a...

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Tis the Season for College Entrance Exams

Every spring, high school students, mostly juniors and seniors but also some sophomores, prepare to take the SAT and ACT college entrance exams. Before 2016, this meant students needed rather extensive preparation for these tests. Changes in the tests began as early...

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How to Provide “Growth Feedback”

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching As a board member of the National Tutoring Association, I've had the wonderful opportunity of contributing to its Mentor Workbook. The most recent section I wrote helps mentors give growth...

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