Sylvan to offer free math refresher workshop for parentsIt is common for parents of elementary school-aged children to feel secure helping their children with math assignments. However, as children enroll in more advanced math classes, parents often become less confident in their ability to help their children.
By: Special to the Bulletin, Woodbury Bulletin
It is common for parents of elementary school-aged children to feel secure helping their children with math assignments. However, as children enroll in more advanced math classes, parents often become less confident in their ability to help their children.
To provide an extra boost of confidence, Sylvan Learning Center is offering a free refresher workshop titled “Forgotten Math for Parents” for parents, grandparents and other members of the extended family wishing to restore their math skills in order to help their children learn.
“Many parents want to help their children with math homework, but when they make the time to sit down and work with their child, they do not feel comfortable with their own skill level or have simply forgotten key math concepts that are necessary for their child’s academic success,” said Kelli Kilmartin, district manager of the Sylvan Learning Centers in the Twin Cities. “Understanding math is crucial to a child’s success, as mastering algebraic concepts inherently leads to success in high school mathematics and eventual success in college and a career.
Our ‘Forgotten Math for Parents’ seminar gives adults the opportunity to revive some of their long-lost math skills so they can become a better resource for their children during homework time.”
This interactive, 90-minute seminar is designed to help parents and family members gain confidence in assisting their children with their homework by reviewing many of the key math concepts that are introduced in sixth, seventhth and eighth grade.
Parents move from station to station and are able to choose the math area they need to review in order to make homework time more manageable for the whole family.
Whether it is learning how to use a graphing calculator or brushing up on exponents, linear equations or fractions, there will be a pre-algebra or algebra station to fit your family’s homework needs. Additionally, each participant will be given a skill summary sheet for use at home, as well as tips detailing where to find educational resources to help your child conquer his or her math homework. The event will also feature light refreshments, a Q&A session and raffles with prizes.
A “Forgotten Math for Parents” seminar will be held in Woodbury on Feb. 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Woodbury Sylvan Learning, 10150 Hudson Road.
Any adult interested in attending the free seminar can sign up online at www.educate.com.
Sylvan Learning is a provider of in-center and live online tutoring at home to students of all ages, grades and skill levels.
For more information, call 1-800-31-SUCCESS or visit www.SylvanLearning.com.