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All posts by Berta de Vega

Journalist. Smartick blogger. In the last four years, avid reader of everything related to education. Mother of three Smartick children.

Dec19

The First Trimester with Smartick

When children come home with their grades from the first trimester it’s like an imaginary referee has signaled the first water break during a game. It is time to check the score, take a breather, and assess if a comeback is possible. It may feel like it is the halfway mark but that’s false. It’s […]

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Oct03

What Sets Smartick Apart from Other Programs?

What Sets Smartick Apart from Other Programs?

The goal and mission behind Smartick is quite simple. We want to help children master the foundations of math and develop lifelong traits like perseverance and a strong work ethic along the way. How exactly? The answer is multifaceted and a bit more comprehensive. First and foremost, an online mathematics method that immediately corrects exercises […]

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Jun28

A Smartick Summer. No Excuses!

  Today we are going to get a bit realistic about summer and are ready for the cynics who will tell us ‘Yes, of course, this is your business.’ Yes, we are dedicated to reinforcing mathematics in children. Summer vacation is here, more than two months for the majority of kids to be relieved of […]

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Jun07

Liverpool: Winning the Champions League and Mathematics

Liverpool: Winning the Champions League and Mathematics

  When Liverpool won the Champions League in Madrid, the fans were not interested in mathematics. Well, maybe a little, the only numbers they needed were the 2-0 victory over Tottenham. They were overcome with such joy that they had forgotten about the funds they needed to have, for flights and hotels, in order to […]

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May22

Mens Sana in Corpore Sano: Summer Camps

Mens Sana in Corpore Sano: Summer Camps

Science is full of evidence that demonstrates how important physical activity is for our brains, and this also applies to our children. Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of the great weather and exercise outdoors. Children need to move, burn calories, sweat, and feel the amazing benefits of endorphins, just like any adult. […]

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May03

Lessons from the Evolution of AltSchool

Lessons from the Evolution of AltSchool

  At Smartick, we always are very interested in following what is happening in the world of education technology because we detect that there are promises that could have stayed as such. That is why we were so interested in this article about AltSchool, a chain of private schools financed by many of Silicon Valley’s […]

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Apr17

”With Smartick, I Have No Need for a Tutor ”

”With Smartick, I Have No Need for a Tutor ”

At Smartick we always what to know more about our families around the world. How they heard about us, and what concerns made them think about a reinforcement program for mathematics. In the United Kingdom, we are creating a ”Smartick Family” that, although small compared to our ”world-class,” continues to grow. More and more children […]

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Mar14

Preferred Ways to Learn, Not Learning Styles

There are theories about learning that we all wish were true and learning styles is one of them. Imagine each child has their own particular way to learn more effectively. If they are not learning it is because they are not being taught the way they should be. This is very comforting to teachers and […]

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Feb01

Going to School Is Not the Same as Learning

Going to School Is Not the Same as Learning

  The latest article from the World Bank about education in the world makes it very clear what still needs to be done about the disparity of academic performance between and within countries. It is a devastating diagnosis, to the point of calling it a ”global learning crisis.” The world in this state is a […]

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