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# I want to learn about: Mathematics

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.

Aug12

## Representing Powers with Rods

In today’s post, I am going to show you how to represent powers with rods. It is fun and easy, you’ll see! We will represent powers to the 2nd and 3rd degree, which are the ones we can reproduce within three dimensions of the physical world. To begin, I will show you a picture of […]

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Jul29

## Do You Know What an Equivalent Fraction Is?

Do you know what an equivalent fraction is? We have written about equivalent fractions many times on the blog: Equivalent Fractions Practice with Examples of Equivalent Fractions Examples of Equivalent Fractions Today, we are going to start by investigating the etymology, or meaning, of the word ”equivalent.” Let’s split the word in two: equi – […]

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Jul22

## How to Calculate Perimeters: Part 1

Today we are going to learn to calculate perimeters of geometric figures. But first, let’s start with the definition of a perimeter. When we say perimeter we are referring to the length of the polygon’s outline. Here you can review the most common types of polygons. The length of a polygon’s outline can be calculated […]

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Jun17

## Evidence-Based Education: The Story of Craig Barton

Evidence-based education Do you suppose these beliefs are based on research results? Do you think they have some scientific foundation? The best lessons have little teacher-talk and lots of student-talk. Where possible, students should ‘discover’ things for themselves. We can teach problem-solving. Effective differentiation means giving students different work to do. The maths we teach […]

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