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I want to learn about: Mathematical Curiosities

Mathematics can be very fun if you understand their application in day to day life. Here you will find interesting topics within mathematics adapted for elementary aged children to make learning mathematics easier and more fun.

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 […]

Jul09

Practising Roman Numerals

In today’s post, we’re going to do some exercises to help practise Roman numerals. Let’s go! If you want to review them before we start, take a look at one of our previous posts where we explain them in detail. The Current Year in Roman Numerals To start with, we’re going to do a very simple exercise: write […]

Jan19

Decimal Separators: Points or Commas?

I’m sure you’re already familiar with decimal numbers, but have you ever wondered: “What’s the best symbol to separate them from integers? In today’s post we’re going to talk about this tiny symbol that we use so much, but which also changes depending on the country you might find it in! The International System of Units recognises two […]

Nov03

Transcoding Numbers

In today’s post we’re going to explain transcoding numbers. Our current numbering system is based on 10 numbers that we can represent both symbolically, with Arabic numbers (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) and verbally, written or spoken (one, two, three, four, five…). We have to take into account that due to […]

Oct12

The Road to STEM Education and Math Enlightment

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is becoming increasingly more relevant today, what with the continued innovations being developed in the aforementioned sectors. Unfortunately, the growth in these industries is severely limited by the lack of people working in these particular professional fields. CNN reports that only 16% of high school seniors end […]

Apr10

Learn How to Use Roman Numerals

Did you know that there are other different numbering systems? Did you know that our numbers come from the Arabic numbering system? Before the Arabs brought their numbering system (the one we use today) to Europe, in ancient Rome, the Romans invented a numbering system that we still use for some things. They are what we call […]

Oct28

The Number Pi

The number Pi Is one of the most important mathematical constants and it indicates the relationship between the perimeter (L) and the diameter (D) of a circumference. So, L = pi x D The number Pi is an irrational number. In other words, it’s a number that can’t be expressed as a two whole-numbered fraction, which […]

Sep06

Learn the Origins of the Months in a Year

In today’s post, we will look at the origins of the months in a year. Throughout history, the act of telling time has been a necessity for human beings. Wanting to have more control over time, mankind took the approach of a chronological division of semantic time. We presume that an astronomical year lasts 365 days, […]