LOS ANGELES - November 12, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - With school back in full swing, students are now moving quickly through new, more advanced math ideas. Since math builds from one concept to the next, falling behind becomes progressively worse as the year wears on.
If a child is having a hard time keeping up in math, it's important to act now, before it becomes an even bigger problem. Fortunately, there are many tell-tale signs that a child is falling behind—parents simply need to know what to look for.
"Kids aren't likely to speak up when they don't understand math. Once they've fallen behind, homework and classwork can become frustrating and kids are likely to just give up. It's important for parents to address the problem early on so they can take the necessary steps to get their child back on track. The first step, of course, is recognizing a problem exists," said Larry Martinek, Chief Instructional Officer at Mathnasium, the nation's leading math-only learning center franchise.
Below are six signs Larry has identified over the years that suggest a child is struggling with math.
If a child shows any these signs, there are several things parents can do. Seeking help from the student's teacher is an obvious first choice. Offering to help the child more closely with homework is another. And, of course, enrolling in an after-school math program like Mathnasium is another option that brings professional help to the situation.
Mathnasium Learning Centers, the nation's leading math-only learning center franchise, specializes in teaching kids math in a way that makes sense to them. Students go to Mathnasium year-round to catch up, keep up, and get ahead in math. Kids who are behind in math receive all the help they need to improve, while stronger students work to realize their full potential and truly excel. All students are taught using the proprietary Mathnasium Method™, which is the result of 40+ years of hands-on instruction and research. Franchising since 2003, Mathnasium has become one of the fastest growing educational franchises, with a new center opening each week. There are more than 400 Mathnasium franchises in the U.S. and abroad. www.mathnasium.com.