Fun quiz: What’s your kids future career?

Fun quiz: What’s your kids future career?

Have you ever wondered what your children might do when she grows up?  Who do you want them to be? 

Thanks to globalization, robots, artificial intelligence, and other disruptive technologies, the job market has drastically changed more in the last decade than in the previous half-century.  In the future, some jobs will vanish, while others will remain – but change.

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” – even many adults still find it hard to answer this question, too.  The world is full of possibilities, so it’s natural for kids to explore options.

In this article, we include a fun 3-minute quiz to help parents explore some career areas that may suit your child’s talents, skills and characteristics. Of course, we can’t provide all options in just one small, simplified quiz, so please note that this quiz should be viewed only as a guide, and not as comprehensive, definitive, or scientific. 

Take the quiz below to get a sense of where your child may excel in the future, based on her personality today!

Parting words from Everest Education

It is never too early to start talking to your child about career choices.  As a parent, there are several things you can do to support her through the process.   Talking about careers with your child is an extension of showing an interest in their lives – helping them to move in a positive direction, towards a fulfilling future.

Bringing curiosity and an open mind to the conversation will help your child think in an unrestricted way about their options. 

>>> Learn how to start a career discussion with your kids here: https://blog.e2.com.vn/direct-your-child-in-choosing-a-career-path/

Top in-demand careers of the future for kids interested in Math

Top in-demand careers of the future for kids interested in Math

“What can my child do when she grows up if she is good at calculation?”.  We all know that Math is important and is applicable to nearly every industry today, from science and technology to business, retail, healthcare, and more.

There are several Math-related career options available to students, but not all students are aware of the different routes they can take to establish a successful career.  In the book The Path To Purpose, Stanford professor William Damon argues that the root cause of our children’s growing anxiety is an endless series of short-term goals.  They are expected to perform well on a nonstop string of exams and deadlines that seem to have no relationship with the real world.  But we can fix that, Damon argues, by helping our students find a larger sense of purpose, a way to make sense of their lives – and one way to do this is to help children develop a sense of their futures. 

In its 2017 U.S Emerging Jobs report, LinkedIn ranked Machine Learning Engineers, Data Scientists, and Big Data Engineers among the top emerging jobs.  In this article, we discuss some in-demand and exciting career options that will allow your child to spend time with numbers and earn well at the same time.

What Jobs Involve Math?

Almost every job involves math to some extent, though the type of math used in jobs can vary from basic addition and subtraction to complex algebra and inferential statistics.  Math skills are clearly important in many careers, most notably the science, technology, and engineering professions.  But such skills also feature prominently in some careers that may not seem like a natural endpoint for someone with a math degree. Video game developers and computer animators are just two examples of less-obvious jobs that actually use calculus, for instance.

A major in mathematics is a springboard to a wide range of rewarding careers.  Whether your child focuses on theoretical mathematics or applied math, the analytical and quantitative skills you develop in a math program are valuable assets that many employers need.  Math majors diverge into two distinct career paths: While some may work in academia as math researchers, others work in diverse industry roles.  People with an advanced degree in mathematics and an interest in technology may work as computer programmers, software developers, or data scientists, for example.  Others with business interests may take jobs working as auditors or financial analysts, or work as medical scientists if they’re pursuing a career in the healthcare industry.

A lot of math majors spend time looking into how to work for Google or other high-profile companies.  After all, such organizations frequently offer great pay and generous, distinctive benefits.  But it’s worth keeping in mind that many small companies also offer outstanding salaries and perks to those with well-developed problem-solving skills.  In fact, basic and intermediate math skills are used in many more jobs that don’t require a math degree than those that do. 

Top in-demand future jobs for math lovers

1. Data Analyst/ Business Analyst/ Big Data Analyst

Data Analysts, as the name suggests, work with data.  This can be data of all kinds, sales figures, transportation costs, consumer demographics, or even Internet search behavior.  A Harvard Business review article called a Data Scientist as the “Sexiest Job of the 21st Century”.  Data Analysts process and analyze such data to draw patterns and conclusions for making business decisions.  Every business produces such data in their day-to-day operations, but it is the job of data analysts to make sense of it and get it to a form where it is of use in building business strategies.  Data analysts help businesses increase their profits, launch, improve products, and make their processes more efficient.

Data scientists choose and build appropriate algorithms and models to analyze data better and uncover insights from it.  For example, Netflix’s use of viewership data to give better movie recommendations, and Facebook’s use of past interactions to give more targeted ads to users, are all examples of data being put to use to gain a deeper level of understanding.  In this way, Data scientists are like detectives, finding patterns out of data to help businesses make smarter decisions.  Big Data is also a similar field but it involves dealing with huge amounts of data that cannot be processed by traditional tools like Excel.  Professionals in these fields work with numbers, data and statistical tools all day, so it is perfect for those with a love for numbers.

2. Machine Learning Engineer

According to Indeed, machine learning engineer was the best job in 201 , and it’s still one of the most in-demand roles among companies.  If your child wants to enter the tech industry and work on the latest technologies, then perhaps she should pursue a career in machine learning.  Machine learning is the study of computer algorithms which improve themselves through multiple iterations.  Currently, machine learning and artificial intelligence are solving many problems, and find uses in retail, social media, logistics, healthcare, security, and many other industries.  A Machine Learning Engineer is an engineer that runs various machine learning experiments using programming languages such as Python, Java, Scala, etc. with the appropriate machine learning libraries.  Some of the major skills required for this are Programming, Probability, and Statistics, Data Modeling, Machine Learning Algorithms, System Design, etc.

While the daily task of a Data Scientist is analyzing data in order to produce actionable insights, a machine learning engineer also analyzes data to create various machine learning algorithms that run autonomously with minimal human supervision.  In simpler words, a Data Scientist creates the required outputs for humans while a Machine Learning Engineer creates them for machines.  This is one of the most exciting career options for maths students as they can work for many esteemed tech companies and work on solutions for the future. 

3. Blockchain Developer

Blockchain is a relatively new sector that has generated a lot of buzz because of its numerous capabilities.  This is a new technology that became famous due to its implementation in bitcoin trading.  Blockchain is an encoded, dispersed database that records data similar to a computerized record of any exchanges, transactions, contracts, etc.  One of Blockchain’s major highlights is that it’s an automated record that’s widely available widely over a large number of PCs.  Blockchain has started impacting the financial and technical sectors drastically by utilizing digital currency like Bitcoin, smart contracts, and other innovative and revolutionary applications. 

Blockchain is useful for the protected transfer of items like property, money, contracts, etc. without any third-party intermediary like a bank or government agency.  Once the information is recorded inside a Blockchain, it is impossible to change it, thanks to its stable features. 

Blockchain is also a great career choice for math students.  They can become a blockchain developer and help companies in leveraging this technology for creating better solutions.  Some blockchain jobs available and will let your child stay on top of the marketing include blockchain developer, blockchain solution architect, blockchain project manager, blockchain UX designer…

4. Software engineer 

Many of us nowadays rely on smartphone apps.  It can be a computer game that keeps kids transfixed for hours or a program that helps us budget and track expenditures.  Software developers created all of them.  Software developers are the creative, brainstorming masterminds behind computer programs of all sorts.  While some software developers may focus on a specific program or app, others create giant networks or underlying systems that help trigger and power other programs.

As a software engineer, if you see a problem, you could solve it with a computer program.  Computer programmers and engineers also need to understand how to read and write computer code, which makes up the foundation of technology.  Coding and software development are part of a full STEM education, and parents can equip children with these math coding skills from very young ages.

5. Banking and finance analyst

Another prominent career choice among students of mathematics is banking and finance.  This is among the most popular fields due to the various career options, benefits, and challenges it offers to candidates.   A career in banking offers lucrative pay, security, and unique challenges.  As you teach your child about money, these are excellent opportunities to introduce your child to finance-related jobs.  Career options for banking and finance can be found helping first-time homeowners take out a loan, advising investors on the best sectors to place their money, analyzing international stock markets, creating budgets for individuals or companies, brokering financial deals, or auditing existing financial records to ensure legal practices are being followed. 

Finance, accounting, and business are the most likely choices for students who want to pursue this field, but investment firms and banks may also be pleased to see degrees in economics, mathematics, or engineering.  Regardless of the program name, what hiring panels really want to see is that your child’s good with numbers.  While in school, students should learn how to speak about numbers in an authoritative yet accessible way to be successful in the baking and finance industry.

6. Operations Research Analyst

We have all done some online shopping before or boarded a flight at an airport.  How e-commerce companies like Amazon and Flipkart manage their transportation, product inventories, scheduling of deliveries to different cities, all refer to as operations.  Even the way flights are scheduled at an airport to facilitate smooth functioning is an example of operations.

The professionals responsible for solving complex problems dealing with the efficient allocation of resources such as material, workers, machines, time, and money are called Operations Researchers.  They apply mathematical techniques to improve business strategies and operations in areas such as distribution, transportation, manufacturing, logistics, supply chain, inventory management, scheduling, etc.

7. Actuary

The field of actuarial science is one that deals with risks of all kinds, be it financial risks, insurance risks or business risks.  Actuary helps solve complex problems for companies and help them develop policies.  For example, they may decide the premium of a particular life insurance policy by predicting the likelihood of heart disease, cancer, and other chronic ailments in a particular set of people.

To accomplish this, they utilize their superior knowledge of business, statistics, and data.  Actuaries can work in many different fields such as finance, banking, insurance, healthcare, and corporate policy to predict the risk of uncertain and undesirable future events.

Parting words

Good math skills can open the door to a huge range of amazing careers.  After all, math is involved in just about every job in some way, and it’s particularly essential in the in-demand fields of science, technology, and engineering.  If your child has a solid grasp of math, we believe that jobs in many areas become more available in the near future.

>> Check out 5 benefits of learning Math in English: https://blog.e2.com.vn/5-benefits-when-kids-learn-math-in-english/

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Reference:
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https://www.upgrad.com/blog/career-opportunities-in-artificial-intelligence/

Solving Word Problems With Bar Model

Solving Word Problems With Bar Model

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Do you know that Singapore Math is known as the best Math system in the world?

One of the defining features of Singapore Math is visualization. In addition to the CPA method we have mentioned in previous posts, students also learn to use bar model drawing to solve those word problems. Instead of trying to picture math problems in their heads, then writing out the equation to solve it, students in Singapore Math diagram the elements of the word problem. This visual approach helps drive Singapore Math success.

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giai toan do bang so do khoi bar model

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At Everest Education, we offer Singapore Math system which has been proven to be especially effective for young students. Also applies almost main Singapore Math methods as CPA, Bar model to make the students’ Math learning experience interesting and comprehensively develop all skills.

>> Why Is Math So Important? 

>> Top 10 Amazing Math Learning Centers in Ho Chi Minh city 2020

How To Help Kids Plan A Story With “Story Mountain”

How To Help Kids Plan A Story With “Story Mountain”

Writing stories is something every child is asked to do in school, and many children write stories in their free time. By creating and telling a story, children learn to organize their thoughts and use written language to communicate with readers in a variety of ways. Writing stories also helps children better read, and understand, stories written by other people. But writing a story can also seem like a challenge to a child (or an adult!).

At Everest, to help our students be more confident in practice language, we teach English Language Arts through the “Story Mountain” method (developing writing based on a mountain model). A story mountain is a way of visually planning the plot and structure of a story, by separating the plot and structure into clear stages or sections.

Let’s explore what a story mountain is in this article.

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Why Is Math So Important?

Why Is Math So Important?

“Why do I need to be good at Math?”, your child may ask. We always want our child to be good at Math – it’s still ok if she wouldn’t perform well in geography, history, or physical education. But parents will freak out when we see our children stay behind in Math. Why?

Math no doubt plays an important role in our life. Math and Literature appear in all exams in a student’s life. Math is important, but what is the real benefit of letting kids learn math? Let’s explore this article!

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Math helps us to have analytical thinking

Analytical thinking is breaking down a problem into smaller expressions or arguments using deduction or considering each piece of information separately to judge its reliability. The importance of breaking down the problem helps to solve the problem without missing any crucial factor. This is what we do when we do a mathematical problem: collect the data, break down its premises, observe the relations that keep or systematically solve their parts in a rational way. If we are able to understand mathematics and arrive at logical solutions, we will be able to prepare our minds when we have real problems. Analytical thinking develops the ability to investigate and know the truth about the world around us. This is possible because mathematics allows us to reason clearly and logically, taking into account real data and that can be verified. (lifehack.io)

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Math makes up a large part of our everyday life
Of course, not everybody needs to become a mathematician or engineer, but this subject can provide a bright future for your child and help him in a huge number of life situations. It helps your child to think critically and know how to make the best decisions. In the next articles, we will broach the aspects of daily life that Math directly affects to help kids visualize how to apply Mathematics in practice.

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Math makes your child smarter

Studies repeatedly show that we can make ourselves smarter. High intelligence is nothing more than a great ability for pattern recognition and problem-solving, all of which are trainable.

May Mathematics happen for a reason. Mathematics enhances analytical and problem-solving skills creates the basis for systemic thinking, improves the skills required to arrive at logical conclusions, expands the mind to handle unfamiliar tasks with ease and confidence, learns through trial and error, and promotes cautious and careful thinking. (inc.com)

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Math enables your child to have more opportunities to grow in the digital era

It is said that Big data is a big chance for the digital era, and is a hot topic that shows up somewhat regularly in all aspects of our lives. These days big data plays a role in nearly everything: the music we listen to, the GPS that guides us around new places, the healthcare system we are dependent upon, and so much more. There is no doubt that the world wouldn’t have advanced as rapidly as it has without the advent of big data processing. Many of us might think that a creative mind and the spirit of a designer are all that is necessary, but what matters more than all of that is a background in mathematics. Math (as linear algebra, calculus, statistics, and probability) is a critical component of the big data equation. It is used in nearly every aspect of the process, from big data tool design to data collection, to data analysis. (dataflog.com)

Do everything in your power to help your child to love math, such as a course designed to “fit” with your child’s learning pace. At Everest, we teach Singapore Math and customize a study plan for each student – students can learn at their own plan that is an effective way to boost them more confidence in learning math.

7 surprising ways to boost your child’s confidence before a test

7 surprising ways to boost your child’s confidence before a test

After months of learning and weeks of revision, your children’s exams are underway.  An upcoming test or exam can be a stressful time for any student.  Does your grade-schooler get overly stressed on test days?  No matter how well she revised the lessons, but when the day of the test comes, she will suddenly blank out, freeze up, or feel so nervous that she can’t get it together to respond to those questions she knew the answers to just last night?  That’s why we have a saying “an ounce of luck is better than a pound of wisdom”.

If this sounds like your child, she may have a case of test anxiety — that nervous feeling that people sometimes get when they’re about to take a test.

Many students experience some amount of stress and anxiety before and during exams.  However, test anxiety is more severe, and can actually impair learning and hurt test performance.

Because of this, it’s important to know how to identify test anxiety in your child so he or she can learn how to deal with it.

In this article, we will introduce what is test anxiety, how it affects students, and provide some basic tips for parents to help your child feel more at ease with test-taking.

What is test anxiety?

Test anxiety is actually a type of performance anxiety – a feeling someone might have in a situation where performance really counts or when the pressure’s on to do well.  For example, a person might have performance anxiety just before trying out for the school play, singing a solo on stage, getting into position at the pitcher’s mound, stepping onto the platform in a diving meet, or going into an important interview.

Why Do Kids Get Test Anxiety?

Test anxiety is brought on when students are overwhelmed by the fear that they won’t do well on an exam.  These kids are usually anxious to begin with and tend to focus on all the bad things that could go wrong in any given situation.  Test anxiety is common in kids with learning disabilities and also in students who are perfectionists.  We also see test anxiety in those students who base their worth on how well they score on a test.  They put so much pressure on themselves to perform that sometimes they end up psyching themselves out.

What Are Some Symptoms of Test Anxiety?

Test anxiety can affect students physically, cognitively, emotionally, and behaviorally.  Like other situations in which a person might feel performance anxiety, test anxiety can bring on “butterflies,” a stomachache, or a headache.  Some people might feel shaky or sweaty, or feel their heart beating quickly as they wait for the test to be given out.  A student with really strong test anxiety may even feel like she might pass out or throw up.  There are a myriad of symptoms and test anxiety manifests itself in different ways for different people.  Here are some common symptoms:

  • Freezing or “going blank” during tests
  • Worrying about forgetting material while studying
  • Feeling like she has never done enough to prepare
  • A feeling of doom or fear of failure during tests or exams
  • Difficulty concentrating while studying for upcoming tests
  • Performing well in class or on homework, but failing to do well when tested
  • A lack of confidence
  • Physical symptoms before a test: test anxiety can result in physical symptoms, including a racing heartbeat, headache, lightheadedness, and even nausea.  Your child may complain of an upset stomach or any of these other symptoms leading up to a test.

For students who struggle with test anxiety, a bit of pre-exam nervousness turns into debilitating feelings of worry, dread, and fear, which can negatively impact performance.

Students can struggle with test anxiety at any age.  For many students, test anxiety rises sharply in students in Grades 2 to 4 and remains high as they move through middle school and high school.

How to help your child minimize test anxiety

In the context of these systemic and long-term issues, parents can intervene to reduce test anxiety for young children in the following ways:

1. Teach test-taking basics

Young children have very little experience taking tests.  Kids may feel empowered simply by talking through basic strategies, such as reading the directions, asking questions about the directions, looking for questions they know they can answer right away, and passing over tricky questions for a moment.  Preparing students to take tests effectively also includes teaching them about test structures — question formats, the rationale of scoring schemes, and common pitfalls with different question types.  

Here are there simple and concrete test-taking strategies parents can give their kids to calm their nerves on test day:

  • Do the easy questions first: Teach your child to go through the test and tackle the simple questions first. Students who do this won’t panic when their classmates sitting around them keep turning pages, and they don’t question whether everyone else is ahead of them because they’ve already given themselves a really quick win.

  • Don’t fret over the hard questions: Once the simple ones are out of the way, there will still be those questions that seem impossible to answer.  Some kids guess the most reasonable answer and move on.  Others fret and waste all of their testing stamina on that question, the rest of the test seems like endless torture.  Kids need to expect a few setbacks. They’re normal. Let your child know no one else knows all the answers either and that’s OK.
  • Sniff the flower, blow out the candle: Ever tell your child to take a deep breath and it sounds like they’re hyperventilating?  It may be useful to teach them how to practice deep breathing because it can counter stress, according to research.  Deep breathing activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which works to calm the body.

2. Reduce anxiety through practice tests

If a teacher is willing to offer practice tests, encourage your child to take them.  If not, review her previous quizzes and tests, and go over the formats together.  Discuss what your child finds confusing about a format and what might make it clearer for her.  Doing a practice test can also let your child learn how to pace herself during the actual test.  Feeling anxious can make some kids race through.  Help her keep track of how long it takes to get through the test leaving enough time to think about and answer each question and review the answers.

3. Avoid the sudden panic by creating a schedule

It can be stressful for your child – and you – to suddenly realize there’s an exam the next day.  By knowing when each test or quiz is scheduled, you can help your middle-schooler get ready in an organized way.  At the start of each month or marking period, ask your child to find out from her teachers the dates of quizzes and tests.  Then mark the dates on a monthly calendar.  Keep track together when each quiz or test is coming up.  Consider creating a homework station, too.  Having an organized, consistent study space may help your child feel more at ease with studying and preparing for tests.

4. Take care of your child’s mental and physical health

Following on from the study and exam calendar, included in this structure should also be time for rest, non-study related activity, and sleep.  As a parent, you can help reduce your child’s mental, physical, and emotional exhaustion when she is under pressure to perform well.  Going for a walk, continuing sports activities, reading a book, or watching a movie can provide a positive release of built-up stress.  Some simple exercises that we suggest parents teach their kids, and be a role model themselves:

  • Do gentle exercises such as taking a quick walk, cycling, swimming, or yoga
  • Gentle exercise increases blood flow to the brain, assists with lowering anxiety levels, and reduces physical tension that can cause aches and pains.
  • Deep breathing, getting 8 hours of sleep per night, and meditation all help maintain our emotional health.

5. Fuel your child’s brain and avoid trigger foods

With all the energy dissipating during exam time, ensuring healthy eating practices is essential too.   Lower the intake of carbs, sugar, caffeine and aim for more proteins, and fresh vegetables and fruit, to optimize concentration and general wellbeing:

  • Eat lean protein (e.g. chicken, fish & eggs…) with carbohydrates that release their energy slowly (e.g. oats, brown rice & green vegetables…)
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine. They stimulate the central nervous system and heighten our emotions, leading to greater anxiety.
  • If your kids want something sweet, choose dark chocolate with over 70% cocoa. It helps fight cortisol – the stress hormone – has a relaxing effect on our body and releases endorphins, a natural stress fighter. 

>> Find our more brain-boosting food for your child at: https://blog.e2.com.vn/brain-boosting-food-for-your-child/

6. Bolster confidence

Some kids resort to negative self-talk when faced with test anxiety.  They tell themselves things like “I’m such a failure” or “I’m not smart enough to pass this test.”  Soon they start to believe these negative statements and before you know it, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.  They fail the test.  Giving honest and specific praise can remind your child that she can have success no matter what the outcome of the test.  Success doesn’t have to mean a perfect score. Just doing a good job of preparing is already a win.  So if you notice she’s working hard on preparing for a test, let her know.  Hearing this can help her approach tests with more confidence.  Praise her efforts on daily homework and activities outside of school, too.  This can help her remember past successes when she’s feeling anxious.

> Parents can also take a look at The Simple Technique to Raise Confident Kids – shared by Tony Ngo – our Chairman and Co-founder of Everest Education.

7. Debrief after tests

Talking to your child about how she handled tests can help her feel more in control.  After a test, ask her how it went.  Did she feel prepared?  Was there anything she wishes she’d studied more or harder?  Parents can also talk about this when your child gets the graded test back.  This can help her learn to make her own decisions about how to prepare for tests in the future: “Before the unit test, I should practice using my vocabulary words in a sentence.”  Taking action can help her feel more in control of the situation.  And that could reduce test anxiety going forward.

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https://www.oxfordlearning.com/what-is-test-anxiety/
https://strategicpsychology.com.au/infographic-exam-stress-conquer/
https://www.parents.com/kids/education/tests/test-anxiety-tips-to-teach-your-child/
https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/six-ways-to-help-kids-tackle-test-anxiety
https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/learning-at-home/homework-study-skills/9-tips-for-helping-grade-schoolers-with-learning-and-thinking-differences-cope-with-test-anxiety