Does your child struggle with their Math grades each term? If your child does not find Math easy, rest assured that they are not alone. Many children struggle daily with Basic Arithmetic principles, which can cause them to lose confidence in their ability to achieve their academic goals. Learning Basic Arithmetic concepts and preparing to be tested on them can be daunting for children. However, Varsity Tutors’ Learning Tools free online Learn by Concept tool is designed to help by sharpening your child’s Basic Arithmetic skills. The Learn by Concept tool for Basic Arithmetic provides a unique self-study experience that allows your child to fully prepare for any Basic Arithmetic test by assessing in which concepts they need more practice and in which concepts they are the strongest.
The Basic Arithmetic Learn by Concept tool is broken down into seven different categories, including basic statistics, fractions, money and time, operations in expressions, percents and decimals, ratios and rates, and whole numbers. Within each of these categories, there are one to two more layers of subtopics from which to choose for a very selective Basic Arithmetic study guide. For instance, within the fractions category, the subtopics include linear equations with fractions, manipulation of fractions, and operations with fractions. Within each of those subtopics are further, more specific subtopics. For example, within the linear equations with fractions subtopic, there are even more narrow concepts and practice with least common denominator problems, and practice with solving linear equations with fractions. And similarly, within the subtopic operations with fractions, there are opportunities for more specific practice with addition, multiplication, subtraction, and division using fractions.
Once your child selects the concept or subtopic that they wish to study further, the Learn by Concept tool presents them with Basic Arithmetic example questions. The sample questions are in multiple-choice format with several possible answers. The correct answer is found just below the multiple-choice answers with a detailed explanation as to why it is the best answer to the provided question. All of the work for each problem is included in the detailed explanation for maximum understanding of the concept. Working as a Basic Arithmetic test review, the tool provides a new list of shuffled answers each time your child returns to the Learning Tool. This multiple-choice answer reassignment assists in a quality learning experience by keeping your child from memorizing the answers.
In addition to the Learn by Concept tool, other Learning Tools include flashcards, which are very effective in revisiting chunks of information and engaging active recall, and Question of the Day exercises, which provide your child with a new question each day that serves as a quick review of a Basic Arithmetic concept. There are also full-length practice tests and shorter, topic-focused practice tests to add to the comprehensive subject review resources. When all of the Varsity Tutors’ Learning Tools are used in conjunction with each other, your child can sharpen their overall Math skills and become familiar with the Basic Arithmetic concepts and problems they may come across in their academic studies.