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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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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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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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May11

Diagnostic Questions in Mathematics Education

Diagnostic Questions in Mathematics Education

We will continue reflecting on Craig Barton’s book How I Wish I’d Taught Maths on the Smartick blog. Today, we will address the topic of diagnostic questions in mathematics education. Diagnostic Teaching Diagnostic teaching has a long tradition in mathematics education. This approach to teaching mathematics was initially developed in the 1980s, at the University […]

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May04

Incomplete Horizontal Addition and Subtraction to Develop Mathematical Flexibility

Incomplete Horizontal Addition and Subtraction to Develop Mathematical Flexibility

Today we are going to solve incomplete horizontal addition and subtraction exercises by using different strategies. In mathematics, it is important to know how to use different strategies for solving the same problem or exercise. Knowing various strategies, how to apply them, and knowing when is the best time to use each, is what we […]

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Apr27

Characteristics of Purposeful Practice

Characteristics of Purposeful Practice

In this post, we are going to continue with the latest chapter of How I Wish I’d Taught Maths, by Craig Barton, about evidence-based education. Today we will discover a type of activity that can be tailored to both novice and expert learners: purposeful practice. As we have seen in a previous post, deliberate practice […]

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