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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What Do I Mean by “Math Number”?

What do you mean- Math Number? Glad you asked!  (don’t worry- you’re not supposed to know this already.  The Math Number idea is something I made up to make this stuff easier to talk and strategize about).  So… Everyone has a Math Number!  It is the number of top...

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What Do I Mean by “Practice Math”? [Video]

Lacie answers… What does it mean to practice math? Got a burning math question for me? Email me here and your question might be featured in a future Lacie Answers… video.  (and I’ll email you an answer in the meantime. :)) Save Save

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Why Is Summer Such a Great Time to Do Math Lessons?

Practicing math over the summer will help you: Combat summer skill loss Start out next year strong and confident – and ready to learn new skills, instead of having to re-learn ones from last year   Did your learner struggle with math this year?  Especially toward...

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