# Math Tips

Learn how your child can improve their math skills by using these simple and useful tips.

### Happy Pi Day: Celebrate Mathematics Today and Every Day with Kumon

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If you’ve been to school any time within the last century and a half, chances are you’ve learned about pi.

Pi is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant—the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter—which is approximately 3.14159. Every year on March 14th, or 3/14, math

READ MORE >### Fear of math word problems? Why developing reading ability may be the solution to help your child.

Can you solve this word problem?

A pen and a pencil cost one dollar and twenty cents in total. The pen costs one dollar more than the pencil. How much does the pencil cost?

The answer is 10 cents. Did you get it right?

If you broke out in a cold sweat at the

READ MORE >### 4 Fun Ways to Perfect Your Child’s Mental Math Skills

Understanding simple math facts can offer students a tremendous advantage in school. By conducting basic addition and subtraction problems mentally, a child’s math fluency can improve, allowing him to advance more easily to higher level mathematics.

Playing simple, but fun, math games is a fantastic way to not only stimulate your child’s mental math abilities,

### The Perception of Math: Venus vs. Mars

“Mathematics Anxiety” a Cause for Underrepresentation of Women in STEM Fields

Performance, social acceptance, preference. There have been many debates on why women are often underrepresented in the male-dominated science, technology, engineering and math fields (STEM).

According to one recent study, girls across the globe are experiencing more “math anxiety” than boys, resulting in negative