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Parents, Let's Talk Math Challenges

resourcesParents, Let's Talk Math Challenges

January 10, 2020

We've spoken to hundreds of parents about the challenges they face when trying to help their children with math. "They teach math differently than when I was in school!" is a common and reasonable refrain. If your child's math has you both feeling stumped, you're not alone! This struggle can be frustrating, overwhelming, and just plain discouraging. Luckily, there are some tips and strategies that you can use to combat this scenario faced by parents every day.

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Yup’s Director of Academics Kreg Moccia recently joined Dr. Marti Erickson and Dr. Erin Erickson on their popular parenting, education, and psychology podcast MomEnough. In his episode, Kreg digs into how and why some children struggle to learn math, what are some of the roadblocks parents encounter when trying to help, and then provides actionable advice for overcoming the challenges unique to math.

Listen to the half-hour episode here! You can expect to hear everything below and more.

  • How to help your children grow skills and confidence in math
  • Why it's important to embrace our mistakes in order to learn
  • What is the value of building conceptual understanding
  • How Yup can help with all of the above!

About MomEnough

MomEnough is a podcast hosted by Dr. Marti Erickson and Dr. Erin Erickson. The mother-daughter co-host duo use their show to explore modern motherhood, from the ups and downs of childhood development, raising families, and balancing work with parenting.

About Kreg Moccia

Kreg is Yup's Director of Academics. He is a seasoned educator and academic leader, having served as Academic Dean at a high-performing charter school in Brooklyn for several years. At Yup, Kreg ensures that every child using the app receives the highest-quality tutoring from our experienced and vetted tutors.

We’d love to hear what you thought about the podcast episode! Tweet at us @YupMathTutoring.


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