Why a Dictionary?
This evolutionary new Maths Dictionary can help your child understand and improve their mathematics results faster and with less cost than regular tutoring.
Well, think about it. If I say to you “Dai mne etu knigu” you will look at me like ‘huh????’
Would you understand me? Would you do what I say? Would you apply it? I doubt it.
And if I constantly repeat to you “Dai mne etu knigu” “Dai mne etu knigu” “Dai mne etu knigu” “Dai mne etu knigu” I think you would get quite irritated with me. Wouldn’t you?
Now I will help you out and define each of the words.
- First of all I will let you know that the language I was using was Russian.
- Secondly I will define each word for you.
The first word (Dai) means ‘give’, the second word (mne) means ‘to me’, the third word (etu) means ‘this’ and the fourth word (knigu) means ‘book’.
Now you can understand what was said to you – “Give me this book”. You can then give me the book I am asking you for.
Let’s do a little exercise. It will require a bit of imagination and I am sure you can do it.
Get a picture of a house in your mind.
Ok. Now in your mind build a wall around this house.
Now, imagine building a dub in front of the house.
Oops, did you lose your picture?
It seems to be quite simple. “If only I knew what a dub was, then I could build it!”
Well, if you find out and understand that a ‘dub’ is just an old Scottish word that means ‘pond,’ like a fish pond, the problem is solved and you can build it!
This is THE POWER OF WORDS! If you understand the words of a language you can speak that language. If you understand the words of a subject, like for example Maths, you can understand that subject, be able to think mathematically and APPLY it!
Now imagine how many words your child encounters every day in the classroom that he or she doesn’t understand or doesn’t fully understand, especially in Maths class! What happened to them at that moment? They lose their attention and then their interest in the subject and become quite irritated (as you may have done when I started talking to you in a foreign language). And the next thing you hear from your child: “I don’t really like maths.” Or even worse: “I hate maths!”
But if your child makes sure they really understand the maths words (or terms) then they will be able to understand and apply maths and this subject will become interesting.
How does it happen in class …
Let’s get to the core of a problem
In almost 100% of cases it is found that the reason behind the child’s failure or difficulties with Maths is maths terms that are either not understood or not fully understood.
A teacher can pile and pile more and more data onto your child trying to teach him/her Maths and giving lots of homework that can take him/her hours to do. Your child can attend extra classes spending more and more time and your money that you could spend on something else, but if he or she doesn’t understand maths terminology they won’t get too far in understanding Maths and succeeding in it. Obviously there is always this idea of just memorising everything without understanding of the subject (we call it parroting) just to pass the exams. But we don’t want that for our kids. We want them to be smart and succeeding in life, don’t we?
If you just help your child understand Maths terms using an effective Maths dictionary they will do so much better.