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Jan15

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 […]

Dec28

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 […]

Oct30

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 […]

Oct05

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

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

May11

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 […]

Apr27

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 […]

Apr13

Elementary Geometry – Open Lines

In this post, we are going to discover what an open line is and how it is different from a closed line. We will also see different types of open lines. Before we begin, take a look at this post about straight and curved lines to refresh your memory. Open Lines We know that a […]