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Algebra help in Wichita, KS.

06/16/2015
It’s great when parents are able to teach their children skills that complement their school learnings, so why maximize the amount of knowledge you can give your child?  The Tutoring Center in Wichita has some ideas on increasing your child’s perception skills a head start at an earlier age.

Cleaning up perception

The next time you’re doing housework, challenge your children on how heavy they think objects are such as cleaning products or food containers.  As these types of products show the quantity of the product, not the weight, it’s a great way to challenge your child’s perception. As you move around the house, expand the questioning to objects with strange shapes.  Anything that challenges their perception is helping to refine it.

Double up!

Once you feel like your child has a good grasp on smaller measurements, expand the task.  Try combining products of different consistency and shapes and have your child guess the weight. For an added challenge, mix up the object consistency. For example, have them guess the weight of the vacuum cleaner and the bath. Once you provide the answer, help them to understand any corrections you can give them, and try again. The quicker they are able to use the knowledge they have just learned practically, the easier it will be for them to retain it.

Weigh up the odds

To add an extra element of math, have your children calculate how many bags of sugar would fit into the couch, or how many bottles of shampoo it would take to fill up the car. The more strange the object, the more challenging it will be for your child.  

These are just some of the skills that can have a great benefit for your child earlier in their education, and parent involvement means happier learning. To complement these practical skills, our experts can provide reading, writing, and math help through one-to-one instruction or private tutoring in Wichita. Call us today at 316-854-3000 for more information.

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