The current state of mathematics education in our country is a bit dis-spiriting. It always surprises me, to see young people who can’t even grasp the concept of counting change back. If they don’t have the basics, what chance do they have with more complex concepts. Algebra is the stepping stone from basic arithmetic to more complex math and science subjects, so it is essential your child gets a strong understanding of the concepts involved. Doing well in Algebra, sets the stage for a smooth path toward college.
Parents are not required to just sit back and accept the level of education offered in their district though. Help is available though Sylvan, especially for the subject of Algebra. I recently tried the Algebra screener from Sylvan. It is designed to evaluate your child’s skill level in the subject, and pinpoint the areas where he or she may need some more work.
In my opinion this screener is an excellent tool for both parents and their children to make sure students are staying on track in this important subject. The screener questionnaire is not too lengthy, so it won’t be torturous for kids to do on top of their regular homework schedule. It touches upon sets of concepts from the subject, starting with the basics. Parents can then log on and see an analysis of the results, including the pinpointing of areas that need work.
With 41% children admitting that their algebra work makes them more nervous than the intimidating task of asking someone out on a date, getting all the help they can at home is important. If your child needs more help than you can provide, it is better to identify the need for additional tutoring sooner rather than later.
If you would like to check out this helpful screener test, for possible use with your children here is the link: http://letsgolearn.com/fit4algebra/
I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Sylvan Learning and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.