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The Top 3 Summer Math Mistakes

Monday, June 19th, 2023

The view from my desk — literally

What are the biggest mistakes when it comes to doing summer math?


If you don’t make a plan,
it’s very likely that you will get to the end of the summer
and realize that you didn’t do any math at all.  

And most kids forget 25-40% of their math over the summer,
unless they practice,
and after what we’ve been through for the past few years,
no one wants to lose that much!!!!!


A lot of families will look around and see,

my neighbor’s kid is doing a math workbook…

or, my kid’s best friend is going to math camp…

or, my niece is doing a math app…

or, everyone in my neighborhood goes to Kumon…

So I guess I should do [insert thing other people are doing].

But if those solutions don’t work for YOU, then they’re not a good plan. 

Even if they’re a good plan for someone else.  


If there is ANYTHING we have learned from the pandemic, I think it is, stop doing what’s not working!

This is probably the biggest mistake and the most common mistake of all.  

There are LOTS of ways to learn math! 

If one way doesn’t work for you, that doesn’t mean something’s wrong with you. 

It just means that you need something different.

So if something’s not working, you have options!  

You just need to ADJUST based on what you need.

You don’t have to keep suffering, repeating what doesn’t work!

And once you stop doing what’s not working,
it opens space and time for what DOES work instead.

To be continued….

Sending you love,
the professional math unicorn

Posts Tagged as "elementary"

Making Math Magical: Mon 5/8/2017 at the Westhampton Free Library

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Come and join me for this special talk, Making Math Magical, at the Westhampton Free Library!

Receive groundbreaking tools to build and nurture math confidence.

Discover how to support and help your child achieve true mastery and rise to the top of their class.

Support your child to experience math as a source of joy and a type of self-expression.

Attendees will walk away with clear steps, case studies and tools that can be easily implemented at home to ensure math confidence and success.

Pizza will be provided for attendees.

Date: Mon 5/8/2017
Time: 6:30 pm – 8 pm
Location: Westhampton Free Library, Children’s Program Room
7 Library Avenue
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978

Audience: For parents and students in grades 4–12.
Cost: Free!

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