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Jun23

Word Problems with Fractions

Word Problems with Fractions

Today we are going to look at some examples of word problems with fractions. Although they may seem more difficult, in reality, word problems involving fractions are just as easy as those involving whole numbers. The only thing we have to do is: Read the problem carefully. Think about what it is asking us to […]

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Jun22

Rekenrek Vs. Soroban I: Hand Analogy

Rekenrek Vs. Soroban I: Hand Analogy

Rekenrek Vs. Soroban At Smartick, we use the abacus as a visual model to learn how to calculate. Some other well-known methods, like Aloha or UCMAS, use the traditional Japanese abacus, the Soroban, as a means to reach the same goal. We’ve opted for a different kind of abacus: the Rekenrek. The Rekenrek is an abacus […]

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Jun17

Practice with Examples of Equivalent Fractions

In this post, we are going to look at some sequenced examples of exercises with equivalent fractions. Remember that what we mean by equivalent fractions are those fractions that although they are different, represent the same quantity.   If you need to dig deeper into the concept take a look at this previous blog entry, examples […]

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Jun15

Geometric Shape: Properties of a Square

Geometric Shape: Properties of a Square

Today, we’re going to take a look at a shape that you definitely know already, but maybe you aren’t familiar with all of its main characteristics. I’m talking about the square. Geometric Shape: Square The square is a geometric shape that belongs to the quadrilateral family because it has 4 sides. The 4 sides are […]

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Jun13

Kumon vs Smartick: Similarities and Differences

Kumon vs Smartick: Similarities and Differences

Parents often ask what are the main differences between Smartick and other more traditional, paper-based methods (such as Kumon). The differences are substantial, both in the methodology, learning effectiveness and results. 1. Types of exercises Smartick does not come with preloaded exercises, nor worksheets with a fixed, preset sequence of exercises that are the same […]

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Jun09

Properties of Multiplication

Properties of Multiplication

The properties of multiplication are distributive, commutative, associative, removing a common factor and the neutral element. We are dedicating this post to examining the properties of multiplication, which are the following: Distributive property: The multiplication of a number by a sum is equal to the sum of the multiplications of this number by each one […]

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Jun06

Smartick Chosen by MIT to Enhance Math Learning in the US

Smartick Chosen by MIT to Enhance Math Learning in the US

In 2015, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Smartick formed a partnership in order to accelerate our expansion into the North American market. The Global Internship Lab (G-Lab) selected our start-up to accelerate internationalization. Students and professors from one of the best MBA programs worldwide worked with us for four months to identify the challenges […]

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