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Trouble With Math

Understanding Your Child’s Trouble With Math

Why is math so hard for some kids? Is it OK for your child to be "bad at math"? Get a clearer unders…

How to Help Your Child With Math

How can you help your child with math at home? Help your child get better at math and feel more conf…

Trouble With Math in Kids: Your Questions Answered

Do you have questions about your child's trouble with math? Here, experts answer common questions fa…

Skills Kids Need for Different Math Subjects

Different types of math require different skills. Find out which math subjects might be more difficu…

Video: Are Boys Better at Math Than Girls?

Have you heard people say that girls are bad at math? That boys are better at math than girls are? I…

What Is Number Sense?

What is number sense, and how can kids develop stronger number sense? Find out what number sense is …

What Is Number Dyslexia?

You might hear the terms "number dyslexia" or "math dyslexia" to describe trouble with math. Find ou…

What Is Mental Math?

Learn what mental math is and how doing calculations in your head can help in school and everyday li…

Will Using a Calculator Keep My Child From Getting Better at Math?

Should kids be allowed to use calculators? A teacher explains whether using a calculator causes stud…

10 Terms to Know If Your Child Struggles With Math

Understanding math terminology can help you take an active role in conversations about your child's …

6 Books to Help Young Kids Build Math Skills

When math is presented in a story, kids can build math skills in fun ways. These six books about mat…

Could My Child Have Math Anxiety?

What is math anxiety, and what causes it? An expert explains why some kids have a fear of math, and …

How Can I Help My Child Use Abstract Thinking in Math?

Many kids have trouble doing math in their heads. Here's how to help your child shift from adding an…

Is There Such a Thing as Orton–Gillingham for Math?

What is Orton-Gillingham for math? Is it a real thing? Learn about multisensory math instruction and…

Why Does My Child Have Trouble Counting?

A family asks why their 8-year-old is struggling with counting. Hear from an expert on why learning …

Math Skills: What to Expect at Different Ages

What math skills do kids develop in different grades? Explore this list of math milestones children …

Why Do Some Kids Write Numbers Backwards?

What does it mean if kids write numbers backwards? When are number reversals no longer typical? An e…

I’m Concerned My Child Has Dyscalculia. Now What?

If you think your child has dyscalculia, what should you do? This step-by-step guide explains how to…

7 Board Games to Help Younger Kids Build Math Skills

These math board games give kids fun ways to practice counting, addition, subtraction, sequencing an…

FAQs About Specialized Math Instruction in Grade School

Learn about who teaches math instruction in grade school. Find out if there are math specialists, ho…

5 Ways Executive Functioning Issues Can Impact Math

Executive functioning skills play a big role in doing math problems. So kids with executive function…

10 Multisensory Techniques for Teaching Math

Multisensory teaching techniques, like using manipulatives, can be a big help for struggling math st…

9 “New Math” Problems and Methods

This visual guide to new math, sometimes called Common Core math, can help you make sense of your ch…