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Feb25

Challenging Traditional Education with Pete Le Roux

Challenging Traditional Education with Pete Le Roux

The Future Minds Podcast – Episode 16 Pete Le Roux, an educator with 29 years of experience, discusses the positive and negative aspects of, and challenging, traditional education.  We were so engrossed in our conversation that we lost track of time and as a result, there are two parts to this episode.   Click on […]

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Jan15

What is an Obtuse Angle?

What is an Obtuse Angle?

In today’s post, we are going to learn about what an obtuse angle is with different examples taken from everyday life and some Smartick exercises. What is an Obtuse Angle? An angle is a space shared by two rays that are joined at the same vertex. We can find different types of angles according to […]

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Jan04

Student-Focused Learning and the Future of Education

Student-Focused Learning and the Future of Education

The Future Minds Podcast – Episode 9 We had the honor of having a conversation with Jevron Epstein who is the founder of a unique group of schools called Generation Schools.   Click on the YouTube link to watch Jevron’s full episode where we discuss student-focused learning. This episode is brought to you by Smartick. […]

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Dec28

Complementary Angles: What Are They?

Complementary Angles: What Are They?

In today’s post, we are going to learn about what complementary angles are and their properties. After, we will look at some examples and complete a few exercises together. Before we begin, we would recommend reviewing the types of angles that exist. What Are Complementary Angles? Two angles are complementary if the sum of the […]

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Dec21

Introduction of the Future Minds Podcast

Introduction of the Future Minds Podcast

The Future Minds Podcast Smartick is so proud to introduce the Future Minds podcast, hosted by Smartick’s Head of English Markets, Philip Von Ziegler. The Future Minds podcast is a weekly podcast dedicated to exploring the world of EdTech, online learning, and the future of education. The show features a variety of guests from diverse […]

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Nov26

Perimeter: What Is It and How to Find It for Any Polygon

Perimeter: What Is It and How to Find It for Any Polygon

Today we are going to learn to calculate perimeters of geometric figures. But first, let’s start with the definition. What is a Perimeter? A perimeter is what we call the length of the outline of a geometric figure. Therefore, the perimeter is a measurement of length, so it will come in centimeters, inches, and feet, […]

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Oct30

What is a Straight Angle and Examples

What is a Straight Angle and Examples

In today’s post, we will learn what a straight angle is, how many degrees it has, and its properties. We will also practice with some examples. What is a Straight Angle? An angle is a portion of the plane between two rays that are joined by a vertex. A straight angle is the shared space […]

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Oct05

Robby’s New Laboratory. What are Variables in Coding?

Robby’s New Laboratory. What are Variables in Coding?

New Activity in Smartick Coding: The Laboratory Robby is very excited because he has just launched the laboratory! It is a new activity during Coding sessions, the Smartick tool for children to learn programming through playing. Robby’s laboratory is a new environment to teach concepts like the use of variables, input and output, and types […]

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Jun05

When an Unexpected Lockdown Disrupts Normalcy, Smartick Saves the Day

When an Unexpected Lockdown Disrupts Normalcy, Smartick Saves the Day

Homeschooling Help During Lockdown and Beyond Navigating homeschooling during the lockdown is just plain difficult. Parents say they often find themselves running out of ideas. Frustrations mount and some children may flounder with too much time on their hands. Establishing good routines is crucial for maintaining a sense of normalcy and purpose during this time. […]

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May28

Master Math! 10 Reasons to Help Your Child do Just That

Master Math! 10 Reasons to Help Your Child do Just That

  Why is it so important for children to lose their fear and master math? Beyond grades at school, mastering math is a huge advantage for anyone, and starting at a young age makes it much easier to do so. Here are 10 reasons why your children should master math 1. They won’t fail in […]

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May25

Why Do Children Believe That Things Happen?

Why Do Children Believe That Things Happen?

Everything Happens for a Reason We have all heard or given an irrational, or teleological, explanation about why something happens. This rings true, for example, if you’ve ever thought, ”We crossed paths today because it was fate – I had to see you.” Children have been known to be more likely to give in and […]

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