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Mar18

Smartick Awarded Best Homeschooling Math Program

Smartick Awarded Best Homeschooling Math Program

Homeschooling is a growing trend in countries like the United States. There, millions of families are opting for alternative, personalized teaching methods for their children. Homeschooling benefits about 2.5 million American students, with an estimated annual growth rate of 5%. In 2014, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) helped launch Smartick in the United States, where […]

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Mar12

Types of Programming Exercises in Smartick Coding

Types of Programming Exercises in Smartick Coding

In a previous post, we spoke about basic coding concepts: instructions and control structures. Today we will expand on the topic a bit more and explain the different programming exercises children learn with Smartick Coding. All teachers agree on the importance of reading code as much as possible in order to write it correctly. This […]

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Mar05

Is It True That Boys Are Better at Math Than Girls?

Is It True That Boys Are Better at Math Than Girls?

  It has been shown that the level of mathematical competence, assessed in the early years of school, predicts our academic and career success (Bynner 2006). That is, kids with good math skills will have more opportunities academically, and later, in their careers. And, as surprising as it is, this relationship between math skills and future […]

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Mar02

Why Are Examples Important When Teaching Mathematics?

Why Are Examples Important When Teaching Mathematics?

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 are going to highlight the role that examples play in teaching mathematics and how to use them instead of mere definitions and instrumental rules. Examples vs. Definitions It is clear […]

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Feb27

Smartick Sessions – Better on a Big Screen

Smartick Sessions – Better on a Big Screen

In today’s post, we are going to explain why we recommend that children complete their daily Smartick sessions on devices with a big screen. Smartick is available on any device, but our students get better results if we make sure that they have an optimal experience. Designing a children’s application doesn’t mean making an easier […]

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Feb20

Math Can Explain Why 2020 Is a Leap Year

Math Can Explain Why 2020 Is a Leap Year

At Smartick we know that math is behind almost everything, and a leap year is no different. The reasons related to the Julian calendar and subsequent change of the Gregorian calendar are well known. However, the mathematical reasons that determine whether or not a year is a leap year are lesser-known. So, in order to […]

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Feb17

Working with Venn Diagrams in Smartick

Working with Venn Diagrams in Smartick

In earlier posts, we have learned about set theory and Venn diagrams. Today, we are going to look at some examples of classification using Venn diagrams in Smartick. Attributes The method that we use to understand whether or not the elements that we want to classify meet some characteristics are what we call attributes. The […]

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Feb13

Lost Objects: The New SmartickBrain Game to Train Attention

Lost Objects: The New SmartickBrain Game to Train Attention

Cognitive Training Games in SmartickBrain If you are part of the Smartick family I’m sure that you are familiar with SmartickBrain, the cognitive training platform designed to improve memory, reasoning, attention, and flexibility. Children can access it after their daily 15-minute session and parents can access it at any time from the Parent Page. SmartickBrain […]

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Feb10

The Five Stages of Deliberate Practice

The Five Stages of Deliberate Practice

In this post, we continue with our analysis of Craig Barton’s book, How I Wish I’d Taught Maths about evidence-based education. Today we will discuss the chapter about deliberate practice and the five stages that should be followed in order to teach a complex process. When we introduce a complex process, it is necessary to […]

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