Diligence is the mother of good fortune.

## Thinking Assault

No problem can stand the assault of sustained thinking.

## Fix Your Problems

Spend your energy on how you can fix a problem and not who to blame for it.

## Secrets To Success

The secrets to success: preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

## Home Runs

You hit home runs not by chance but by preparation.

## Critical Thinking Tip #5: Math Word Problems

Critical Thinking Tip #5: When doing a word problem in math, talk to your student about the information given and ask them to tell you how they will use it to solve the problem. Also discuss what information could be missing or if information is given that is not needed.

## PARCC Math Tests

For the PARCC math tests, students will have to solve complex problems, show their work and demonstrate how they solved the problems. Tomorrow in the final part of our PARCC series, learn about new English assessments.

## Board Games and Math Achievement

Research shows playing board games with kids have a major impact on math achievement. Dice and spinners strengthen understanding of probability and counting while games with money teach how to count and make change.

## Solitary Intrapersonal Learners

Solitary (intrapersonal) learners prefer to work alone and use self-study. A solitary learner tends to be more private, introspective and independent. They like to work on problems by retreating to somewhere quiet and working through possible solutions on their own.

## Sibling Fights

When siblings between the ages of 3 and 7 are together they tend to fight 3.5 times per hour. Studies show that these fights tend to last a total of 10 minutes. Check back tomorrow for ways you can reduce sibling arguments.