Our flash cards were just launched. We believe the flash cards provide another tool to help students polish their math skills. We are starting with four subjects (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), each with three levels of difficulty (easy, medium and hard). You can customize the flash cards to set how many problems per set, and whether or not you want a timer running during the practice. At the end, you will get a score and you can review problem by problem how you have done. To check it out, give it a try: GoldStudent Math Flash Cards.

## Archive for January, 2011

## New Site Feature – Flash Cards

Posted in GoldStudent, Math, Math Help, tagged addition, division, easy math, elementary math, flash cards, learn math, math education, math flash cards, math worksheets, multiplication, school, subtraction on January 20, 2011| Leave a Comment »

## Problem of the Month – January 2011

Posted in Education, GoldStudent, Problem of the Month, Teaching Math, tagged compound interest, interest, Math, math problem, problem of the month, rate of return on January 14, 2011| Leave a Comment »

Compounding interest is a very powerful concept. It can really hurt you, such as when you don’t pay off your credit card bill and the interest payment keeps getting bigger and bigger. It can also help you if you save money and manage it well enough to earn a steady return over many years.

If you start with $1000.00, how much will this become after 10 years if the rate of return is 5%?

## New year, new goals

Posted in Education, From Ning, GoldStudent, Parenting, tagged children, college, compound interest, goals, investing, Math, Math Skills, money, new year, teaching on January 14, 2011| Leave a Comment »

Happy New Year! The holiday break came and went so quickly. But it did allow time for me to be with my family, to catch up on year-end cleaning and organization, and to reflect and think about my goals for 2011. As my children get closer to college (2.5 years away), I am thinking more about how to plan, prepare and help guide the kids. There are many aspects to this process, including of course financial planning. Saving and investing are important lifetime skills. Children are not typically taught these skills in school. How are you preparing your children for this?

I always try to find opportunities to tell my children the importance of saving, how the daily Starbucks hot chocolate can add up to a large sum of money over a year. I also tell them the power of compound interest, both in terms of its negative aspects, relating to unpaid credit card bills, and in terms of its positive aspect with regard to saving and investing money. While I don’t think my children really understand the importance of this yet, I hope that later in life it will make sense and help them plan for themselves. The ability to calculate compound interest is a skill for life. Interested in sharing your thoughts with me on this topic? Email me at contactus@goldstudent.com.

## Happy mathematical new year: 2011 is the sum of 11 consecutive prime numbers

Posted in Education, Funny Math, Math, tagged 2011, happy new year, Math, prime numbers on January 3, 2011| Leave a Comment »