A balancing act: How to improve both writing and math skills

March 30, 2011 1:06:04 PM PDT
One is analytical; the other, artistic. Yet in order for students to succeed in school and in life, they need both mathematical and writing skills to create a well-rounded education. As parents, it's important to remember the importance of the learning that goes on constantly outside of the classroom walls and the equally vital role those experiences play to shape young minds.

Through the links below, Dr. Richard E. Bavaria, Ph.D. and senior vice president for education outreach for Sylvan Learning--which has 32 centers located within the tri-state area--provides tips on how to sharpen any students' writing skills while Judy Brown, Sylvan's mathematics program manager, gives examples of how the troubling economy can help children basic mathematical concepts that will enrich their understanding of how the world works.