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Reviving Forgotten Math Skills for Parents

Local Sylvan Learning offers free math refresher workshop for parents to feel more confident helping their children learn math. The "Forgotten Math for Parents" seminar will be held on Saturday, February 28th at 1:00 p.m.

Austin, TX, February 19, 2009 --( It is common for parents of elementary school-aged children to feel secure helping their children with math assignments. However, as children enroll in more advanced math classes, parents often become less confident in their ability to help their children.

To provide an extra boost of confidence, Sylvan Learning located in North Austin, TX is offering a free refresher workshop entitled, "Forgotten Math for Parents," for parents, grandparents and other members of the extended family wishing to restore their math skills in order to help their children learn. to share your personal academic experiences and comment on academic trends.

"Many parents want to help their children with math homework, but when they make the time to sit down and work with their child, they do not feel comfortable with their own skill level or have simply forgotten key math concepts that are necessary for their child’s academic success," says Gaby Prieto, Center Director of the Sylvan Learning in North Austin, TX.

"Understanding math is crucial to a child’s success, as mastering algebraic concepts inherently leads to success in high school mathematics and eventual success in college and a career. Our ‘Forgotten Math for Parents’ seminar gives adults the opportunity to revive some of their long-lost math skills so they can become a better resource for their children during homework time."

This interactive, 90-minute seminar is designed to help parents and family members gain confidence in assisting their children with their homework by reviewing many of the key math concepts that are introduced in 6th, 7th and 8th grade. Parents move from station to station and are able to choose the math area they need to review in order to make homework time more manageable for the whole family. Whether it is learning how to use a graphing calculator or brushing up on exponents, linear equations or fractions, there will be a pre-algebra or algebra station to fit your family’s homework needs. Additionally, each participant will be given a skill summary sheet for use at home, as well as tips detailing where to find educational resources to help your child conquer his or her math homework. The event will also feature light refreshments, a Q&A session, and raffles with prizes.

Any adult interested in attending the free seminar can sign up by emailing ( or by calling 512-336-1818.

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Gaby Prieto

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