Smartick Try it for free! Abrir el Menú Móvil Try it for free!
Accelerate your child’s learning
Smartick is a fun way to learn math!

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, […]

Continue reading »

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 […]

Continue reading »

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 […]

Continue reading »

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 […]

Continue reading »

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 […]

Continue reading »

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 […]

Continue reading »
1 Comment

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 […]

Continue reading »

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 […]

Continue reading »

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 […]

Continue reading »

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 […]

Continue reading »

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 […]

Continue reading »

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 […]

Continue reading »