An Innovative 6th Grade Math Experience With

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Sometimes 6th graders want more math challenge, intrigue, are bored with grade level curriculum, or want to work with math that has them thinking more critically and develop skills that are more practical for life. Often times this request comes from the parents, which is completely understandable. As parents, we know what our children will encounter as they get older, and the skills and habits they will need to be able to choose any career path that matches their passion and drive.

Top Dog Math is a math enrichment program that I created and have refined through thousands of hours, and used very successfully for the last 7 years with my 6th graders in the classroom, as well as those I have tutored online. The program has helped multiple students get into advanced math for their next year, and is never short on fun and challenge.

Top Dog Math math problems are non-routine situations requiring higher order thinking skills.
To work successfully, the student should be (or working towards becoming)
self-motivated and enjoys meaningful problem-solving as opposed to just learning a skill and applying it to similar questions like most math work in class. Your child's results will include building confidence and independence, risk taking not commonly found in regular classrooms, and all while being challenging without frustration.

The hand selected math problems for your child differ from our normal 6th grade math curriculum in that the questions and work they put in help develop 5 major thinking areas, combined with 6 bonus life skills...

*Algebraic Reasoning
*Logical Reasoning
*Abstract Reasoning
*Spatial Visualization
*Higher Order Problem Solving

bonus life skills...
*Self Motivation
*Risk Taking

Each question is worth either $1,000, $2,000, $3,000, or $4,000 to represent the level of difficulty. $1,000 is easiest, while $4,000 questions are much more challenging and reward the student with more "money."

In many cases, a running total dollar amount earned from the student takes place, and certain special "achievement levels" are set as a goal. With these accomplishments come possible rewards and the student may be working towards some meaningful prize/reward.

All math problems are in digital format and homework between sessions can easily be assigned for additional maximum brain burn and learning.

Warning: your child is likely to become addicted to Top Dog Math.

If you have any questions about this exciting opportunity, please contact me, and thank you for reading about Hoffkids' Top Dog Math enrichment.

Barry Hoffman