Making Math Real
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Making Math Real
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I'm looking for recommendations pro/con Making Math Real -
from parents who took the courses in order to help their
kids or from parents who hired others who were trained in
the concepts. I can't send my kid to the summer
math ''camp'' that they offer but I may be interested in
taking the overview class myself. Was it helpful, is it
worth the $?
mom of math hater
Making Math Real was developed for people who learn/see the
world in a certain way: highly visual and highly contextual
(learning needs to be in the context of a ''story,'' complete
abstractions are not well-appreciated). If your son learns
in this way, Making Math Real is worth anything you can
possibly afford to pay. After many years of learning
specialists using other techniques, it is the only method
that has helped my daughter learn even the most basic math
(it does include through algebra and geometry too). So if
you do not already know how your son learns best, I would
suggest testing to find out, and if this is a fit, go for
it! If his learning style is otherwise, then you might need
to explore a different method.
We have a third grader who is very hesitant about math. Her teacher says that she is
''at grade level,'' but math is hard for her, and she has already decided that she does
not like it. Does anyone have any recommendations about summer math tutors or
math programs that she might take advantage of? I know one friend took her
daughter to a program called Making Math Fun, but I cannot find any information
about it online. We live in Berkeley. Any and all suggestions welcome!
Mother of a reader!
I think perhaps your friend went to Making Math Real - run by
David Berg out of, I think, Cragmont in Berkeley. As a math
teacher, Making Math Real offers a lot for kids who struggle with
math. As a way of teaching to the general student, I am not so
sure, but I can't make a judgement until I get more training and
see it in action more.
I'd say it is definitely worth a look, and very likely even a
try. It also has classes for teachers (and parents) - offering
ways in which you (or her teachers) could support her better -
something that I think is very valuable.
interested in math results
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