18 Tips for Sharpening Your Child’s Math Skills

Teachers and parents can use these strategies to give their child the knowledge and tools to excel.

Jog the Memory

Use mnemonics (acronyms) to help students remember what math operation to do when. Use Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally (PEMDAS) to help them solve problems that have parentheses and other operations (Parentheses first, Exponents next, Multiply or Divide from left to right, Add or Subtract from left to right). Dumb Monkeys Sell Bananas (Divide, Multiply, Subtract, Bring Down) can makes long division a snap. 
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