Homeschool Math ContestsJul 28th, 2010 | By Jessica Parnell | Category: Homeschooling Tips, Lead Article
Math contests can provide that extra challenge for your gifted math student or that extra motivation for that student who struggles with math.
Best of all, a contest will help your child learn! Why? In a contest, children learn new approaches to math, they practice, practice, practice and thus improve their skills and they usually provide a review with ideas for improvement and accolades for what they do well.
All of this adds up to stronger math skills and higher standardized test scores.
But how do you find a contest that suits your child? Check out homeschoolmathcontests.com for a complete list of math contests.
And be sure to post a comment and let us know how your child did!
“If you are looking for a way to get your homeschooled children loving math, contests may be the way to go. Math contests make math fun, like a game. A contest not only motivates a person, but also helps him learn. Competitions offer review, new approaches, and speed improvement, not to mention increased standardized test scores.”
Additional homeschooling posts:
Hard Work Beats Talent
"Hard Work Beats Talent" These words of wisdom were delivered to my daughters' soccer team by their soccer coach this weekend just before they headed out on the field to their championship game.