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Podcast 53 - How To Stay In Sync With Your Kids

2/21/2018
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Kids can get lost quickly when parents explain math to them. The parent (especially engineer dads) can be 3-4 steps ahead, they may be using words that kids don’t understand, and they may have all the right answers and never give their child a chance to shine. In this episode we tackle all these issues and what to do.

Duration:00:13:41

Parents Personality Traits And Math - Podcast 52

2/20/2018
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A www. door2math.com production. In this episode we talk about how parents’ personality traits affect their kids’ attitude towards math. It turns out that how a parent scores on openness, conscientiousness and agreeableness has a big impact on how they are able to approach math problems, how diligent they are with math homework, and how they tolerate math mistakes

Duration:00:14:51

Podacst 51 - Parents' Thoughs About Math Impact Their Children

2/19/2018
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A www. door2math.com production. When parents have a fear of math and are not aware of that fear, they pass this on to their children and it has a large impact in the kids’ math performance. In this podcast we discuss the importance of awareness of the parents’ feeling toward math and what parents can do about it. One step is to get it on paper, to write down all the bad experiences that you have had with math so that it’s not passed to your c

Duration:00:15:37

Podcast 50 - Math Clutter

2/16/2018
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A www.door2math.com production. In this podcast we talk about math clutter. When it comes to math, many kids are simply overwhelmed when it comes to the amount of tasks they have to do to keep up, figure out a concept, memorize a fact, remember a formula, do homework, prepare for a test etc. etc. In this episode we discuss a way to clear the math clutter using the Pareto principle. This approach can also be used for other areas. Here are the steps: 1. Write down a list of things that need...

Duration:00:11:27

The Right Learning Environment At Home For Math - Podcast 49

2/15/2018
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A www.door2math.com production. In this episode we talk about what parents can do to set up the right environment for kids do to math homework. The most important part is for kids to have a dedicated table in the living area. More tips in the podcast.

Duration:00:13:27

Going from Complex and Hard to Simple and Easy - Podcast 48

2/14/2018
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A www.door2math.com production. In this podcast we talk about how to take math from complex and hard to simple and easy. First step is complex to simple. This requires a parent or a teacher to impart and going from hard to easy requires lots of focused practice from the student.

Duration:00:13:00

Test Taking Practice Exercise - Podcast 47

2/13/2018
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A www.door2math.com production. In this episode we talk about a simple way to practice accuracy in test taking at home. It involves adding columns of 10 single digit numbers. Tune in for more info.

Duration:00:11:16

Test Taking Skills - Podcast 46

2/12/2018
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A www.door2math.com production. In this episode, we talk about the soft test taking skills. When preparing for a math test, the material on the test needs to be learned. However, in addition to that there a soft test taking skills that will raise up the test score. These skills are accuracy over speed, double checking the work and learning how to self gauge.

Duration:00:12:39

Podcast 45 - How To Ask Your Kids The Right Questions

2/8/2018
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A www.door2math.com production. We read a chapter from our e-book “Baking Math Pi - A Parents Guide to Mathability for Kids” on how to ask your kids the right questions when working with them on math. There are useless questions and effective questions.

Duration:00:06:23

Mathability And Soft Skills For Math Success - Podcast 44

2/7/2018
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A www.door2math.com production In this episode we talk about the 5 verbs that appear in every math problem and what they mean. They are find, solve, graph, simplify and prove. We also discuss the three levels of help that a tutor can give a student.

Duration:00:10:01

The Five Math Verbs - Podcast 43

2/6/2018
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A www.door2math.com production In this episode we talk about the 5 verbs that appear in every math problem and what they mean. They are find, solve, graph, simplify and prove. We also discuss the three levels of help that a tutor can give a student.

Duration:00:13:34

Two Extra Minutes to Math Success - Podcast 42

2/5/2018
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A www.door2math.com production In this episode we talk about a concept called drowning by the shore. What this means is that on a math test or homework, when a student does most of the work but doesn’t take the crucial last two minutes to double check their work, they’re drowning by the shore.

Duration:00:12:54

Montessori 5-8 Grade Math - Podcast 41

2/1/2018
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A www.door2math.com production. In this episode we discuss the pitfalls of math education in a Montessori school for 5-8 graders. The last of test taking preparation can hinder students as they enter high school.

Duration:00:13:28

Joy Richness and Excitement Around Math - Podcast 40

1/31/2018
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A www.door2math.com production. The best thing that any homeschool parent could give their child is the feeling of joy, richness and excitement around math.

Duration:00:11:45

Parents Teaching Math - Podcast 39

1/29/2018
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A www.door2math.com production. In this podcast we discuss the pitfalls of parents helping their kids with math at home. In order to do this three skills are required: knowing math, knowing how to teach, and managing the parent child relationship.

Duration:00:09:11

Parenting Future Engineers - Podcast 38

1/27/2018
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A www.door2math.com production. In this podcast we discuss approaches to take in high school when your child wants to study engineering in college.

Duration:00:10:12

Podcast 37 - How To Introduce Math

1/25/2018
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A www.door2math.com production. In this podcast we discuss the best ways to introduce math to kids by making math concepts a part of the everyday world.

Duration:00:08:10

Four Essential Skills For K - 6 Math - Podcast 36

1/24/2018
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A www.door2math.com production When parents look at all the topics that grade schoolers are expected to master in math, they often get overwhelmed. In fact there’s only 4 core topics to master by 6th grade. These are addition/subtraction, multiplication/division/converting between fractions decimals and percentages, and adding and subtracting fractions. In this podcast we discuss why this is so and the essence of each skill.

Duration:00:11:10

Soft Skills Required for Math - Podcast 35

1/22/2018
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A www.door2math.com production. Parents often ask what math skills are needed when a student gets to sixth grade. In this podcast we discuss the topic that at this stage of learning math soft skills are more important than math facts. The soft skills are asking questions, double checking the work, efficient learning, work ethic, and critical thinking skills. This topic is especially relevant for home school parents.

Duration:00:16:33

What Kids Need From Schools - Podcast 34

1/19/2018
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A www.door2math.com production In this episode we talk with our good friend Christina about what kids need from schools and their parents when it comes to education.

Duration:00:16:13

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