Category Archives: Parenting

Math Scores Drop For 4th & 8th Grades

The Nation’s Report Card U.S. 4th and 8th grade students are performing worse in math than they were two years ago, according to new data from a national test. According to new data released this week from the National Assessment … Continue reading

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Summer Holidays – A Time To Reconnect

Summer Holidays – A Time To Reconnect Why Family Time Is More Important Now Than Ever Before Summer Holidays are now in full swing and as a father of two boys this is my favorite time of year.  Everyone is … Continue reading

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Supporting Students, Parents and Teachers

Exam Elf Receives Praise For It’s Award Winning App Supporting Students, Parents and Teachers Now that the controversial Common Core and TEKS has fizzled out to a small ember from the recent raging fire, Exam Elf takes a moment to … Continue reading

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Fun Math Games For The Weekend

Are you kidding?! Fun math games?! So the school week is over and it’s time to forget about school right?  Sure, if you want your child to be ‘okay’ at math. I mean, how many parents do you know that … Continue reading

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A Fun Recipe For Learning Math

5 Step Recipe For Learning Math As a child many moons ago I was never engaged with mathematics. I was always slow to grasp the concept, it’s workings and ultimately what use it would serve me as a grown up. … Continue reading

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Why It’s Important To Take Time Out

Taking Time Out As a Father of two boys I know first hand how chaotic life can be. I’m also one of those lucky people who can say they love their job. My wife works 4 days a week, we … Continue reading

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Learn The Hard Way

When Should You Let Your Children Learn The Hard Way? As parents it’s our job to keep our children safe and we’re constantly telling them that the decisions we make for them are “for their own good”. Sounds familiar right? … Continue reading

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5 Tips To Be A Better Role Model

Practice These 5 Tips To Be A Better Role Model? Exam Elf takes time out from the Common Core State Standards and TEKS to consider what it takes to be a better role model. Be Positive Having a positive outlook … Continue reading

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5 Exam Tips To Ace Your Exams

Use These 5 Tips To Ace Your Exams Our research has shown that students often under perform in testing for a number of reasons including stress, anxiety, time limits and rushing through the exam. We’ve come up with 5 exam tips … Continue reading

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Learn 12 Essential Exam Skills

Would You Pass? In March and April over 20 million students in the US will sit their mathematics exam.  Do you have the correct exam skills? 12 Key Exam Skills To help students, parents and teachers prepare we developed Exam … Continue reading

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