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Use Your Gift Cards in a Brain-Based Way

Gift cards are an easy way to give a person a gift when the giver doesn't know what the recipient wants or needs. Kids often love getting these cards as they let the kids use them for something they really want. The cards also present an excellent brain-based learning...

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The Act of Giving Feeds The Brain

Nearly everyone is familiar with the old saying “Giving is better than receiving”. Though it might seem to be a way to get people to give donations, volunteer some of their time or just give a gift to someone, there is more truth to the saying than people realize....

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Honing Math Skills while Celebrating the Season

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Director of Miracle Math Coaching Here's one of my favorite posts from last year: As we approach the end of the year, my kids are excited for two reasons.  First, there's the cheer of the holidays in general (presents!).  And, secondly,...

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MMC Testimonial: Jade

Jade, Age 13, 8th Grade Feedback from Parent: Jade needed extra help with Math, understanding the different concepts and improving her skills for success.  Her main challenges were understanding the material and certain concepts.   Before the program, she was getting...

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Doing the Math for Santa

Christmas is coming and it is getting harder for kids to think of anything else. This makes math tutoring harder because kids aren't focused on math. Though it might seem futile to refocus kids on their math, this time of year actually presents some opportunities to...

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Battling the Waves of Test Anxiety

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching What if you could magically prepare your child for a test?  Thanks to a magic wand, your young one's brain absorbs all the knowledge needed to ace the exam.   She or he knows the material cold. ...

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Shop Smart. Shop Savvy. Use Math.

By Deanna Hurn,  Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching Opportunities for teaching Math are easy to find when you're shopping at the grocery store.  How many cups are in this gallon of milk?  If three average-sized potatoes make a pound, how many...

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The Brain-Based Way to Shop for Holidays – Use Cash!

If you have a desire to shop smart and shop savvy this month, use your brain, use math, and use cash! For most, the act of gift-giving is an essential aspect of the celebrations this time of year. Many will make promises to themselves – with the best intentions – that...

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Test Anxiety and the Brain

According to numerous studies, standardized tests and other academic-based tests result in a high level of test anxiety in students. This is especially true of students that are struggling in a specific subject. As the child’s anxiety level increases, tests lead to...

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MMC Testimonial: Sa’Naiyah

From Patrick, MMC's Student Services Coordinator: Sa'Naiyah came in with a big grin on her face yesterday,  very excited to tell Julie about how her test scores had improved. From Sa'Naiyah's Mom: My daughter was behind in math. I wanted her to become more confident...

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A Personal Letter from our Founder for Thanksgiving

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching What if your Thanksgiving turkey (or whichever main course you're serving) had super powers?  What if it made your child happier, healthier and smarter?  What if that effect on your child lasted a...

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MMC Testimonial – Elijah

Student: Elijah, Age 14, 9th Grade Feedback from Elijah's Parent... I sought help from Miracle Math Coaching because I had home-schooled Elijah for 3 years and I saw firsthand his struggles with math.  Especially when he entered High School I knew that I was not the...

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Measuring the Perfect Meal

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching With the holidays now in full swing, parents have a great opportunity to reinforce Math concepts. Just enlist your children as helpers in the kitchen.  Sure, cooking and baking might take longer...

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Gratitude Increases Brain Performance

Is your child struggling, academically? Do you find that your child feels frustrated and defeated? Do you find your child sulking in their own self-pity because they are unable to grasp the skills and concepts presented to them? If you answered “yes” to any or all of...

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Baking Your Way to Mastering Math

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Director of Miracle Math Coaching The cool thing about teaching Math in the kitchen is that you can eat your results.  And with the holidays coming up, now's a perfect time to practice baking skills that double as ways to learn Math. ...

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Measuring Ingredients Helps Math Skills

It is a known fact that kids absolutely love to cook, to bake, and to engage in experimentations with food! They love measuring ingredients as well. Engaging in activities in the kitchen are not only beneficial to their well-being and helpful in terms of developing...

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Help your Child Strengthen Skills in Math Through Cooking

It is a known fact that children are more likely to experience success in learning about any subject when their parents play an active support role in their learning – this is especially true of math. Learning math through cooking is a great way to support your...

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How can I help my student perform better in school?

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching "The most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents." - Jane D. Hull, former Arizona governor If you're struggling to help your child do better in school, you...

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How Do I Connect with My Child’s Way of Learning?

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching Here's a test for those of you with children who know how to read: Let's say a gazillioniare offered your family a fortune if your child can memorize some poetry.  The length of the poem depends...

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Helping With Homework: Education Starts at Home

Each school year, millions of parents find themselves struggling when it comes to helping with homework. The truth of the matter is – despite the complications that come with these assignments – homework is a unique opportunity for kids to learn and for families to...

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MMC Testimonial: Samai

Student: Samai, Age 10, 6th grade Feedback from Elijah's Parent... Samai has always been a strong student, but I started to notice she was losing her focus.  Once I noticed these changes, I sought help immediately because I did not want to see her grades start...

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Motivation for Students to Achieve Academic Success

What is the right Motivation for Students to Achieve Academic Success? The family unit is critical to a child’s success – from the point of infancy to the graduation at high school; however, the family unit is not the only aspect of a child’s academic success. As...

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It Takes a Village to Coach a Child

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching I spend a lot of time writing about the importance of building a "Village of Support."   As I've emphasized, children benefit if a network of caring adults are in their corner. And it helps...

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Connecting with Your Child’s Way of Learning

Each and every child has the power to experience success within school and their personal lives. Every single parent, relative, teacher, tutor, and caregiver may play an important role in a child’s success. As we have established in the past, it does take a village to...

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Key Support Your Child Needs and Who Can Provide It

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching Well, hello again, Miracle Math parents! Probably like you, my husband and I have our hands full as parents, breadwinners and overseers of our household.  We would not be able to get by without...

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None of Us Are as Smart as All of Us

In recent years, there has been a significant shift from instructive pedagogy to constructive-based pedagogy; that is, the methods and practices of teaching have transitioned from teacher-centered educational strategies to leader-centered academic instruction. In...

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Know Your Child’s Schema Cloud

Know Your Child’s Schema Cloud To Help them Learn In order to truly help your child achieve success in their academic studies, you must first become familiar with their schema cloud. A schema is, essentially, a mental-based structure that we utilize in order to...

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Here’s An Easy Way to Support Your Child’s Education

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math What do the following have to do with getting good grades? Your son or daughter rocking out to Justin Bieber's "Sorry" on the radio. Your family cheering as 49ner quarterback Blaine Gabbert's throws a...

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