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Oct28

Calculating the Area of Polygons

In today’s post, I am going to show you some exercises we have recently incorporated into Smartick for calculating the area of polygons. For some time we have had exercises to practice the area of figures with small squares. The way to calculate the area of these figures is very simple because all you have […]

Oct21

Do You Know What a Dozen Is?

In this post, we are going to talk about what a dozen is and its relation to other concepts that I’m sure you have heard in math class before. What is a dozen? A dozen is twelve units of something in a collection together. So we can have dozens of things, for example, twelve eggs […]

Oct14

What Is an Angle? How Is It Made?

In today’s post we are going to answer the question, what is an angle? To begin, it would be a good idea for you to review the following link where we have explained the concept of ”straight lines.” Types of Lines Now that you remember straight lines, let’s begin! In order to understand what an […]

Oct07

Motivation – Evidence Based Education

In this post, we are going to continue analyzing the book How I Wish I’d Taught Maths by Craig Barton. This book is focused on evidence-based education and today we are going to talk about the second chapter, Motivation. Motivation Models Barton explains that he was a geek and has always like mathematics. However, when he […]

Sep30

The Associative Property and Mental Math

In today’s post, we will see how useful the associative property can be when we want to do mental math with addition and multiplication. To begin, I would recommend that you review these earlier posts from our blog about the associative property that could be very useful: Addition and Multiplication Multiplication What is the associative […]

Sep16

Greater Than and Less Than Symbols

In order to indicate if a number is greater than or less than another, we use the symbols > and <. For example, 10 is greater than 3, so we write it 10 > 3. If we want to write 2 is less than 6, we write 2 < 6. These symbols look very similar […]

Sep02

What is Factorial Decomposition?

In today’s post we are going to answer the question, what is factorial decomposition? I hope that by the end of the post you’ll have it crystal clear. Definition of Factorial Decomposition We are going to start by remembering what a ”factor” is in mathematics. A factor is every number that is multiplied by another. […]

Aug26

The Relationship Between Thinking and Learning

As we said in a previous post, we are going to analyze different chapters from Craig Barton’s book, How I Wish I’d Taught Maths, about evidence-based education. Today we will speak about the first chapter which focuses on how students think and learn. A simple model for thinking and learning Barton considers it important to […]

Aug19

Do You Know What a Right Angle Is?

You probably already have some idea about what we call a right angle. But, I still would recommend taking a look at some other posts on our blog before continuing, for example, you can review this post about the different types of angles. Are you ready? Well, let’s expand your knowledge about right angles. Imagine […]