Are You Nuturing Your Child’s Geek?

You remember that penetrating question asked at the beginning of the 10 O’clock  news?

“Do you know where your child is?”


Well, parents today, take no comfort in knowing where your child is, know what they are doing during their evenings. Are they watching American idol or are they doing something to truly enhance their future? I truly say this as this Wednesday; they will have a clear choice.  They can watch American idol, or they can participate in World Maths Day 2010.


Come off it Chris you may say, our kids need a life!  If they do they better nurture their geek.  Folks, our economy increasingly going forward will reward those who can add value through their critical thinking skills, who get their innovation on. The fundamental tool to realize this is math.



Many students wonder if they’ll ever really need to know how to use the quadratic equation or find the volume of a cone. Not realizing how useful math can be, some choose to only fulfill the minimum requirements that their high schools requires. This can be a mistake, and here are several reasons.


The College Board has discovered that students who take geometry in high school have about an 80 percent chance of attending college regardless of race, religion and family income.


Taking math is important if you’re considering attending a college, university or technical school. Many of these institutions require students to take at least two to three years of math; however, four years of math is strongly recommended.


You not only need to take math so you can have it on your transcript, you also need math skills for standardized tests such as the SATs and ACT. You need to take these tests to qualify for admission as well. Your math skills will also be useful once you begin attending a college or university.


The skills that you learn in math courses may be applicable down the line, even if you are not studying to become an engineer or an accountant. Here are some of the benefits.

-The ability to identify and analyze patterns

-Logic and critical thinking skills

-Ability to see relationships

-Problem solving skills.



My kids will share that they may have preferred going to the dentist rather than having a math tutoring session with me.  I wish I had a tool like the world math day to soften my approach and make this fun.  Find a way of introducing your kids to math in a fun way.

Check out Wednesday’s , March 3Math world day

Our future depends on it.


“Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.”

Albert Einstein