# Demystifying Math Word Problems: Book Review

By Kathy Kuhl, a preview of Math Word Problems from Literature Word problems should be the most practical part of math. They should answer the perennial question, “What good is this?” Yet they are often the most hated math. Why? Students don’t know how to solve them. So Denise Gaskins has written an expanded and updated […]

# Math teaching strategies that work: Marilyn Zecher’s Multisensory Math

by Kathy Kuhl As I teach parents how to teach math better, I’ve wished everyone could learn from the expert who taught me Multisensory math, Marilyn Zecher. And you can! Marilyn has offers recorded webinars and workshops teaching her Multisensory Math Approach. It’s easy to create a free account there and have a […]

# Helping students who struggle with math, part 2

By Kathy Kuhl Does your child struggle with math? Last time I discussed how handwriting struggles or attitudes of fear, discouragement, or despair can keep your child or teen from learning math. (Visit that post.) Today let’s look at three other ways students struggle–and how to help! 3. Develop their Sense of Number […]

# Helping students who struggle with math, part 1

By Kathy Kuhl Most adults know how it feels to struggle with math. But some children feel hopelessness about math every single day. They may struggle for many reasons: fine motor difficulty, poor sense of number, language-based learning disabilities, trouble remembering, fear, or discouragement. But new developments in neuroscience help us understand the difficulties. […]