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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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Mar26

9 Tips for Improving Frustration in Children

If we are able to give our children a chance to get things wrong and start over, and the independence to do so, we will be helping them to become people who properly manage frustration and confidence. People who do not give up and persist in their goals. 9 Tips for Improving Frustration in Children: […]

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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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Mar20

Practice and Repetition as the Base of Learning

Practice and Repetition as the Base of Learning

Repetition is an effective and natural mechanism for consolidating what has been studied. The initial explanation of a concept is important but is unable to give the student knowledge without some form of practice. ‘‘You learn by doing and repeating.” Repetition Is a Process That Appears Very Early in Human Development Repetition is an innate, […]

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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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