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Join the Corny Brain Break Crew

A little birdie told me that the Corny Brain Breaks are your favorite part of the site.  (Don't worry, I'm not taking it personally.  I love them too!) I'm now giving you two ways to be a part of the Corny Brain Break Crew: Send in your own Corny Brain Break jokes Send me a [...]
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Join the 30-5 Club

I love celebrating hard work! If you do five Saxon Math mixed practice sets in a row, you can become a member of Nicole’s “30-5” Club! You don’t have to get everything perfect, but you do need to attempt and have an answer for all 30 problems. What does that get you? A photo and […]

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Be a Part of The “All-Right” Club

Let’s find out how you’re doing on your practice sets. If you do a Saxon Math mixed practice set and get all 30 problems correct, you can become a member of Nicole’s “The All-Right” Club! What does that get you? A photo and shout-out in one of my videos, congratulating you on a job-well done. […]

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Making Multiplication Memory Facts Fun

If you know me, you know that one of the greatest challenges I see when tutoring kids is memorization of multiplication facts,  You need them for everything past the third grade: factoring, cross-multiplying, divisibility, etc.  So here’s just three quick ways to make it fun!

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The Math Mistake I See Most Often

In my experience as a tutor, there’s a consistent mistake I have seen many students make.  Doesn’t matter if it’s a struggling student or an advanced student.  I’ve seen it across the board.  It has to do with graphing coordinates on a graph.  Take a look.    

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