By Lillie Therieau

Anyone can enjoy and learn mathematics, however, some folks are just born with the math gene. That was the case when Srinivasa Ramanujan was born in India in the late 19th century. At a very young age, it became clear that he was a child prodigy. …


By Lillie Therieau

Sophie Germain is one of the earliest and most influential women mathematicians. She overcame societal pressures to abandon her work during her life and persevered, becoming a pioneering thinker in the fields of number theory and elasticity.

Her story is inspiring for anyone, but especially any girls…


By Lillie Therieau

Sometimes it can feel like education is built for only one kind of learner.

Lectures and note-taking might work well for many students, but some of us get left behind! …


By Lillie Therieau

It might seem counterintuitive, but math skills are important for any professional athlete. (Or casual ones, for that matter!)

Most sports incorporate a certain amount of math in the rules, the way the game is played, and strategies for winning. …


By Lillie Therieau

Are you a math person or an art person? Left brain or right brain?

Do you love the stable logic of numbers or are you partial to the subjective possibilities of the creative arts?

These are categories that we get thrown into at a young age. All…


By Lillie Therieau

Most young students are busy! Whether it’s sports, drama, a musical instrument, or some other kind of extracurricular activity, your child most likely has a full life outside of school. Add in family time, chores, and a healthy night’s sleep, and they can seem positively booked. …


By Lillie Therieau

Many parents think that simply hiring a math tutor will help their students struggling in math. However, we often find that tutoring just perpetuates the same issues your child has been having in class.

Math tutors often operate under the same philosophy and strategies that math teachers…


By Lillie Therieau

Did you know that over 50% of Americans admit to having math anxiety? That’s a huge number of people who carry some amount of negative math baggage! Math baggage and anxiety get passed down from parents and teachers to young students, who grow up to keep the…


By Lillie Therieau

Math worksheets seem like an easy answer when it comes to helping your child study. However, they’re the wrong approach altogether!

Math worksheets only ask students to solve problems, not demonstrate that they understand the underlying concepts. Many students may be able to solve a problem on…


By Lillie Therieau

The gifted and talented program has always been highly controversial. Although diverse across public school systems, the gifted and talented program generally allows students that test-in to be put into an accelerated classroom that learns faster than other classrooms.

These students have better educational outcomes on aggregate…

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