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Student Struggling in Math? Follow these tips!
Look for mastery in the following three most important concepts for understanding Algebra & beyond. (Click a toggle below to learn more)
3rd graders and up should be able to do these tables forward and backward in less than three seconds. For example, 7 x 8 = 56 and 56 is the same as 7 x 8 or 8 x 7. – Test your students even if they say already know them. Here’s a an article that teaches how to learn your multiplication tables.
6th graders+ should understand how to compare, group, add, subtract, multiply, & divide them. – They should understand why we need common denominators for adding/subtracting fractions and also know how to convert fractions to decimals and decimals to percentages back and forth.
Follow this powerpoint slide for best practices.
6th graders and up should also know how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide negative and positive numbers. – Test their knowledge and use a variety of ways to demonstrate this. (A number line, positive & negative circles that cancel each other out, story about someone owing someone money, etc.)
Check out Kahn Academy for awesome free video tutorials!
After reviewing what skills are weak from pick up a book that reviews those skills and/or grade level. Here are our recommendations depending on grade level:
Pro Tip: Take the Let’s Go Learn assessment test first before getting a workbook.
- K-5th graders, we recommend Spectrum Math Workbooks (grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
- 5-7th graders (approx.) who need a review of basic math and basic algebra, we recommend Master Math: Basic Math & Pre-Algebra (could be used in conjunction with Spectrum Workbook above)
- 6-10th graders (approx.) who need algebra skills review, we recommend Barron’s Forgotten Algebra.
We have researched hundreds of different assessment tests and nothing compares to Let’s Go Learn! (No we are not being paid to state this.)
They have 3 different assessment tests for math all which are adaptive.
This means the tests changes in difficulty as the user takes it making sure all mathematical concepts are mastered.
We talk about this in the blog article the #1 reason your student is struggling in math.
- ADAM Assessment: Designed for K-7th graders testing all fundamental concepts like the ones mentioned above.
- DOMA Pre-Algebra: Designed for students in 9th grade Algebra or below. Many times 12th graders need to take this. Please don’t let the “Pre-Algebra” word confuse you. It covers 9th grade Algebra material.
- DOMA Algebra: Designed to see if students have mastered Algebra 2 or 3/4 in some states. Once again please don’t let the Algebra confuse you.
Click here for detailed instructions on how to read the assessment test.
Click here to be directed to Let’s Go Learn website to purchase an assessment test. (Only $25 and well worth it!)
Tutors & teachers please use this before working with your student!
Reading & English Resources
Check out AR book find website. Here you will be able to search for books based on interest, grade level, and more!
Based on the Let’s Go Learn assessment test if your student is reading at a 4th grade level and should be at a 7th you can find books of interest at the 5th grade level to challenge them and eventually get them to 7th.
What books do we recommend you have them read?
Books similar to the types of movies they watch!
Do they like adventure? Then get an adventure.
Like romance? Get Romance!
AR book find will help you pinpoint these books making reading and learning fun!
The following workbooks can be found at Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble.
After reviewing what skills are weak from the assessment test result, pick up a book that reviews those skills and/or grade level. We recommend Spectrum Workbooks. They are available for:
Student Struggling With The SAT / ACT? Follow these tips!
Did you know that an extra 40 points on the SAT could equate to an additional $40,000 in scholarships?
Did you know the PSAT is not just a practice SAT exam but your chance to get full ride scholarships?
Don’t take this exam lightly. It could save you a ton of time and money in the future!
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