Category Archives: math

Tidbits For Parents – Holiday Math

Did you ever think that Math could be incorporated into your holiday fun?  Try some of these ideas and see how your child relates to math in a new and enjoyable way. If you decorate with lights, measure how many strands of lights go around your tree, or across your house.  Measure in feet, then… Read More »

Tidbits for Parents – The Great Outdoors

Did you know that June was “Leave No Child Inside” month?  Now that summer has come, it is important for us as parents to recognize the need to get our children away from their technological “devices” and spend some time in the great outdoors. Extensive research from Richard Louv in his book Last Child in… Read More »

Ideas For Practicing Math Facts Effectively – Primary Grades

For some students, math is difficult.  For many students, math has become more difficult as local schools are transitioning to Common Core that emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving.  Though our focus is to complement your child’s school curriculum, we help students memorize math facts when appropriate.  Below are some strategies parents can do at… Read More »

Smart Phone Math Apps

There are millions of smart phone apps available for your iphone or android phone.  While some games were designed to occupy your time, there are some apps that may improve your child’s math skills. In this digital age, we recommend downloading and trying these applications but a parent’s involvement is critical in order to get… Read More »

Learning at your own pace

Some students need to learn at their own pace.  They need to have the ability to pause, rewind, and review what was said by the teacher.  Unfortunately, this is not possible in a traditional classroom setting.  For these students, we have a possible solution. Our learning center offers web-based learning programs that allow students to… Read More »

ISAT Testing

The Illinois ISAT testing will begin on March 5, 2012 through March 16, 2012.  In December, 2011, Once It Clicks students will complete an ISAT pre-test for enrolled topics. The purpose of the pre-test is to identify concepts where your child may need help in mastering before the actual test. For more information about the… Read More »

Illinois Adopts Common Core State Standards

Did you know that on June 24, 2010, the Illinois State Board of Education adopted a “new, more rigorous learning standards to better prepare students for college and the workforce?” The goal of the new standards is to “provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know… Read More »