I am Laurie Beesting, mainstream school teacher (now private math tutor) for over 30 years, and author of Bridge the Gap Math™- a new and DIFFERENT math book/program to help parents help their children to firm up JUST the often-missing-but-really-need-to-know-bits from the Intermediate (G4-7) curriculum. Since 2011, I have been researching, discussing, teaching and speaking about Intermediate math. The majority of my 1:1 students are G4-9; my book is based on their needs. My aim is to help many students (and their parents) across Canada to feel better about their math education, by sharing DO-ABLE ideas to firm up core essentials.
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SESSION: HOW CAN I GET MY CHILD TO 'KNOW' THEIR TIMES TABLES?
This video is designed to get us all thinking about how Times Tables knowledge and confidence is a truly vital part of coping better with Intermediate math concepts, whether we are in Grades 4, 5, 6, 7... or Grade 8 or further and already working through high school math. The curriculum skills which students meet over the Intermediate math journey are often a little daunting, as things suddenly start to feel more challenging than in the earlier years... suddenly, concepts which felt ok, begin to feel a little wobbly as we tackle trickier mechanics of multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, percentages, geometry and more... and it is important to keep one’s head in a positive place to work through these more advanced stages.