Month: August 2016

15 Academic Extracurricular Activities That Kids Will Love

Enrolling your child in an educational enrichment program is a great way to help him or her get ahead at school. Another great way is to get involved in academic extracurricular activities. Academic extracurricular activities focus on making learning exciting and fun, and many help students show leadership and improve working in teams. Of course, […]

The Common Core’s Focus on Understanding VS Memorization

There has been a definite shift in education as the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) asks teachers, parents, and most importantly, students, to focus more on understanding, or critical thinking. This may be one of the most challenging hurdles for many students to overcome as they make the transition from the old standards of learning. […]

MathWizard Educational Camps: Summer Camps 2016

June and July were busy months for students attending Mathwizard’s educational camps.  Three different camps, each aligning entertainment and learning on a specific subject, gave students in grades 2-6 the opportunity to stimulate their brains and get out of their homes for a week-long adventure. Though this first round of camps has ended, a new […]

5 Tips for Parents to Help Teens Transition to High School

While high school is an exciting and pivotal moment, the transition can be a stressful time in your teen’s life. The transition from middle school to high school can be frightening for both students and parents alike. There are several steps you can take to help your teen transition to high school smoothly. Preparation, organization, […]