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How Is a Math Number Assessment Different?

This (non-) test will set your learner up for success in school this year. And it’s FREE! Is your learner ready to succeed in math this year?  Math For Keeps does free customized assessments to help you determine if they are ready to learn the new things they’ll...
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Back to School: 3 Habits for Making the Most of Learning This Year

This week we hear from resident practice-expert Emily Conway, Math For Keep’s own Student Intake Specialist!  It’s Back-to-School time and all across Austin pencils are being sharpened, backpacks are full of fresh, crisp school supplies, and parents are asking...
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Math and Happiness Part III: Can “Non-Math” People Thrive In a Math Class?

Math and Happiness, Part III: Can “non-math” people have a thriving experience learning math? In this series, we’re exploring the intersection of learning and the emotional toll – and rollercoasters – that often accompany the process. In our first...
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Math and Happiness Part II: The Two Sweet Spot Rules

Last time, we defined Zone of Proximal Development and “Sweet Spot” (technical term!)  Let’s dig into this a little more, and then outline the two main guidelines for keeping a student there. This space of learning—after you’ve been shown something, but before you’ve...
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Math and Happiness Part I: Your Sweet Spot Defined

One of the magical things about one-on-one teaching is that it’s easy to keep a student in what educational theorists call their Zone of Proximal Development.  I call it your Sweet Spot!  If you’re bored, optimal learning is not happening.  On the other hand, if...
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