Hey there! How’s it going?
Are your kids counting down the days to winter break? I know lots of kids start to get extra squirmy this time of year. Staying in bed seems so much cozier. Work seems a lot less fun. Harder subjects (which I know, I know, often include math!) seem less and less appealing.
So, how do you keep math a priority in busy seasons like this?
I’ll just say right off the bat, it’s tough! You simply cannot avoid distractions in this season. And interruption is almost equally as hard to get away from.
All of that means that at this time of year, we can’t go for “balance.” No, we need to go for prioritizing. We have to decide what the most important thing to accomplish is, and let other things fall by the wayside, temporarily. For some of us, math may not be the thing we want to prioritize. But I would urge you to keep it on the front burner for the next week or so. With the nature of math learning and the Saxon spiral method, very few people will ever say, “I wish I had done less math.” Math seeps into so much of education and life that it needs to be kept up with.
But I’m not here to preach at you! I’m here to help. If you want to make math a priority, here’s how you can do it.
Now trust me, I do know how hard this is! But for most of us, a good, solid break is near! Hang in there, and remember there’s no perfect way to get through the busy-ness of this season. Do your best and I hope these tips for prioritizing math help.