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Math Help in Honolulu, HI.

06/04/2019
While many students believe that the math lessons they are learning in class won’t be important to their adult life, the reality is that math can and will be important to their adult life.

It’s fair to say that all adults, at one stage of their educational path, thought that the math lessons they were learning in class were never going to be applicable in daily life. However, as adults, we now realize just how important those lessons are.

Does Your Child Doubt the Importance of Learning Math?

If you are struggling to convince your children that math will be an important part of their adult life, The Tutoring Center, Honolulu has some great activities to share which can help.

Budget Help

Making a lesson practical and relatable is a great way to gain a student’s interest and can help them to retain the lesson and use it in the future. If you create a shopping list each week or month,  invite your children to help and use the activity as a teaching platform:
  • Show them how you can start with the total figure, and ask them to help you deduct down to zero.
  • Share any calculations you use to make sure a bulk item is worth the savings.
  • Consider teaching similar calculations you use to determine the value of sale items.
  • If you have items in the kitchen, ask them to measure each one and calculate how much extra you need.
Of course, if there are any other math tips and tricks which you use to ensure you get the most out of every dollar you spend, this is a great time to teach them. When everything is ready, hand it over to your children, head to the store, and put them in charge of monitoring your budget as you place each item into the shopping cart. Taking the lesson even further and making it practical is a fantastic way to boost lesson retention and shows your children the immediate relevance and benefits to learning math at school. Each of the activities in this list involves parents teaching their children, which is not only a great way to become involved in your children's learning, but it also provides a great opportunity for parents to identify any learning challenges their student is facing. If your child struggles with any of the math you teach during these activities, speak with The Tutoring Center, Honolulu at 808 377 5500 and book your free initial diagnostic assessment. During your first visit, you can learn about how tutoring in Honolulu, HI can help your student improve their math skills and their grades.

Utility and Service Bills

Energy bills used to be simple - you used energy at one price throughout the day, then it was all totaled up and you paid the amount. However, with the range of on-peak, off-peak, concessions, rebates, discounts, etc. which can appear on your energy bill, it takes a lot more math than it used to, to ensure that you are paying the correct amount and to find ways to reduce your usage. While it may not seem like it on the surface, the calculations and skills you use to review bills are great lessons for your children to learn. Make some time to sit down with your children, enjoy a snack, and review your utility and service bills together, asking your children to work out these items in the process:
  • When does your house use the most throughout the day?
  • Are there any price differences for daily periods?
  • Are there ways to lower the bill by moving usage?
  • Is the discount being applied correctly?
  • Are rebates included correctly?
  • Using the current and previous bills, calculate an estimate for the next cycle.
Not only are the calculations required for this task great for children to learn, learning the lesson in a practical way during which your children can see exactly how relevant math was to an everyday adult task helps children to retain the lesson. Of course, if any of their suggestions actually lower the next bill, be sure to show them the results of their hard work, and consider a small reward.

One-To-One Tutoring in Honolulu, HI Works

If you notice that your child struggles with the math in either of these activities or they are beginning to fall behind their classmates, be sure to address the challenge early before it has a chance to affect your child’s grades. To find out how tutoring in Honolulu, HI can help your child improve their math skills and their grades, book your free diagnostic assessment at The Tutoring Center, Honolulu by calling 808 377 5500.

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