Here are the last 2 items on our math checklist. Here are the previous sections of the checklist to review: Just do it – Every day! / Speed + Accuracy = Math Mastery / Practice Makes Perfect / Parents, Keep Calm and Carry On.
We have witnessed that through daily, disciplined effort with the Gideon curriculum, there are no limits in a child’s capacity to learn. Our goal is to take every child beyond grade level. Believe in your child. He will amaze you with what he can accomplish.
The possibilities are endless when you build confidence through mastery learning.
10) Create a Gideon lifestyle. Every day we have breakfast is a day we do Gideon right afterwards. Find a good time to do Gideon that is unlikely to interfere with other activities. In the summer, we recommend mornings to avoid afternoon fatigue from the heat.
Create if-then statements. If Gideon is not done, then we cannot watch TV or play with friends. Prioritize it above other activities that will not impact your child's long term goals. While sleep is more important than Gideon as it is essential to good health, should baseball be? Will baseball abilities be critical in adulthood? Sports are great fun and exercise, but do not let their schedules limit your student's education.