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Improving your child's math in Carmel with new technology

Using Technology to Help Children with Math Has Big Benefits

kids mathIf you grew up in a Carmel home and went to a typical California school, odds are you have memories of how boring math class was. It's no secret -- surveys show that roughly 40% of Americans find the subject dull or intimidating. Luckily for today's kids, new advances in technology have demonstrable benefits when it comes to helping them engage with the material.

Part of the problem that children face stems from parental help, or a lack thereof. Many parents are reluctant to sit down and work with their children on their math homework. While your average parents with a Carmel home understand the importance of teaching language skills and reading to children frequently, most parents regard teaching subjects like math as a school's duty. Increasing parental engagement alone isn't the answer, however, as a recent study from the University of Chicago found that receiving frequent help from parents who weren't confident in math actually undermined children's performance.

Luckily for those families, a subsequent study may have found the answer -- an iPad app. Bedtime Math is an app that offers children and parents math problems to solve in the context of a bedtime story. It makes the material fun and engaging for children who are anxious or apathetic about math, and provides structure to help prevent math-anxious parents from getting in their children's way.

improving mathDuring the course of the study, the experimental group used Bedtime Math while a control group...

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Santa Cruz, California

The city of Santa Cruz calls to those who desire to relocate in an area where spectacular ocean scenery and a mild year round climate create an ideal environment. A variety of Santa Cruz homes include residences from large estates to single family homes and beach front condominiums. The city includes several distinct regions, each with a unique personality and character. The local communities provide recreational, commercial and educational opportunities for families and single adults. The close proximity to Monterey Bay and Carmel make living in Santa Cruz an exciting and preferable choice when moving to one of California’s central coast areas.

Regions of Santa Cruz

Although the city of Santa Cruz itself is relatively small with a population of approximately 57,000, residents pride themselves in belonging to one of the unique separate neighborhoods that encompass the area. From the beaches to the university campus and downtown area, Santa Cruz combines a resort atmosphere with an educational base and family oriented community.

Santa Cruz Central Region: Known as the “Original Surf City”, a casual beach atmosphere dominates the scene near the famous beaches. One of the oldest amusement parks, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, draws tourists who enjoy the rides, arcade games and snack bars. Seafood restaurants line the streets and the quaint buildings of an earlier era are located a few blocks from the beach. Charming older Santa Cruz homes combine with more contemporary multi-level buildings offering residence opportunities to suit many tastes.

University Area: The University of Santa Cruz area offers views of the Pacific to one side and a large undeveloped region known as the Great Meadow adjacent to the school....
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