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Using Math Skills for Thanksgiving Dinner

Does your jaw drop when you hear the kids complain about math skills they’ll never use once they’re grown up? Join the crowd of teachers and parents who wonder if they will ever be able to convince students and offspring about the value of understanding math. Subtlety...

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How Harry Potter Can Help Make your Child a Math Rock Star

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching No, it doesn't have to do with witchcraft. Encouraging students to write creatively - whether a crazy short story or the beginning of a cool fantasy novel - will help them master Math....

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The Learning Science of the Brain

For the past twenty years, pioneering research has dove deep into the workings of the brain. We now know that no two brains are exactly alike. By understanding of the capabilities of the brain, we can improve educational-based research, learning policies, and teaching...

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5 Myths about Bullying that Parents Need to Know

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching Many of you have been on one side or another of the bullying issue. Either a child has intimidated, harassed or physically harmed your child. Or your son or daughter was the bully. Being a parent...

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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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