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Learn mathematics with Smartick. Exercises, tutorials, problems and teaching resources for children learning elementary mathematics. Here you will find posts about mathematics to make learning easier and more fun.

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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Apr20

Adding Fractions with Different Denominators

Adding Fractions with Different Denominators

We are going to begin this post about adding fractions with three very simple questions: 1. If you had one apple and were given two apples, how many apples do you have now? 2. If you had one apple and were given half an apple, how many apples do you have now? 3. If you […]

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Apr13

Elementary Geometry – Open Lines

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 […]

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Apr06

The Reason for Divisibility Criteria

The Reason for Divisibility Criteria

Sometimes we may be interested in knowing if one number is divisible by another, without having to perform a division. This is especially useful when we work with large numbers that require a lot of time for completing calculations. If you would like to refresh your memory on divisibility criteria, take a look at this […]

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Mar30

Problem Solving and Independence

Problem Solving and Independence

In this post, we are going to continue analyzing the book, How I Wish I’d Taught Maths by Craig Barton about evidence-based education. Today, we will focus on problem solving. What is a problem? This is the first question we must answer before addressing the issue. Let’s see two examples. There is a school with […]

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Mar23

Identifying Flat Symmetrical Figures

Identifying Flat Symmetrical Figures

In today’s post, I am going to present a series of exercises to practice how to identify flat symmetrical figures. To begin, I recommend that if you don’t remember symmetry or the characteristics that make a figure symmetrical very well, take a look at this previous post. You’ll be able to review all of the […]

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Mar16

Equivalent Fractions on a Number Line

Equivalent Fractions on a Number Line

Today we are going to learn how to solve activities related to the representation of fractions on a number line and the amplification and simplification of fractions. To do this we need to use equivalent fractions. It is easy to represent a fraction on a number line when it is divided into the same number […]

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Mar09

Reducible Equations: What Are They? How Do We Solve Them?

Reducible Equations: What Are They? How Do We Solve Them?

In this post, we are going to explain reducible equations with several examples taken from Smartick’s daily sessions. We will begin with some easier examples, and work our way toward those that are more complicated. If you need to review what an equation is, and its terms, you can take a look at this previous […]

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