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Learn about education with Smartick. Interviews, testimonials, posts written by experts and current education in general. Here you will find posts about education to answer all of your questions.

Mar14

Preferred Ways to Learn, Not Learning Styles

There are theories about learning that we all wish were true and learning styles is one of them. Imagine each child has their own particular way to learn more effectively. If they are not learning it is because they are not being taught the way they should be. This is very comforting to teachers and […]

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Mar08

The Importance of Immediate Feedback in Learning

The Importance of Immediate Feedback in Learning

What is feedback We understand feedback as the answers and comments given to students after they finish a task or activity. Through this feedback, students receive information that creates an idea or belief in respect to their results. For this feedback to be more effective, it should be given immediately after the task is completed. The immediate feedback makes learning more […]

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Feb22

Want to Learn from a Leading Education Expert?

Want to Learn from a Leading Education Expert?

Joining the conversation? If you haven’t already heard, we’ve released a new video mini-series featuring a leading education expert! Dr. Barbara Oakley graciously offers her insights on an array of interesting topics ranging from education, future careers, screen time, and of course, math. She is a Professor of Engineering at Oakland University and the author of […]

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Feb04

Singapore: Experiences in Learning

Singapore: Experiences in Learning

In this post, we are going to talk about the learning experiences that the Singapore curriculum tries to encourage. Learning experiences that create opportunities In Singapore, they are very aware that learning mathematics is more than just concepts and procedures. Cognitive abilities, such as metacognitive abilities, are very important and these processes are learned through carefully constructed […]

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Feb01

Going to School Is Not the Same as Learning

Going to School Is Not the Same as Learning

  The latest article from the World Bank about education in the world makes it very clear what still needs to be done about the disparity of academic performance between and within countries. It is a devastating diagnosis, to the point of calling it a ”global learning crisis.” The world in this state is a […]

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Nov26

Theoretical Framework of the Singapore Method

Theoretical Framework of the Singapore Method

In this post, we are going to talk about the Theoretical Framework of the Singapore Method, which revolves around mathematical problem-solving. Concepts The Singapore Method groups mathematical concepts into 6 sections: Numbers Algebra Geometry Statistics Probability Analysis These content categories are closely related and are interdependent. In the different stages of learning, like in different […]

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Oct19

Mathematics, the Same as Sports

One of the most shocking things for teachers is everything that parents tolerate for sports but don’t when it comes to academics. While we sometimes complain about the amount of homework (and sometimes rightfully so, if in addition to the amount they are not well thought out), we don’t hesitate to take the afternoon to […]

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Oct08

Singapore: Goals, Objectives, and Design of Its Curriculum

Singapore: Goals, Objectives, and Design of Its Curriculum

Goals and Objectives of the Singapore Curriculum The general education objectives for mathematics in Singapore allow the students to: Acquire math concepts and skills for daily use and to continue learning mathematics. Develop cognitive and metacognitive skills through a mathematical approach to problem-solving. Establish positive attitudes towards mathematics. The math curriculum consists of a set […]

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Oct02

Barbara Oakley at the Smartick Headquarters

Barbara Oakley at the Smartick Headquarters

It is not every day that we have one of our biggest inspirations visit Smartick, but it happened a few days ago when we chatted with Barbara Oakley at our headquarters. She is the coauthor of the course ”Learning How to Learn,” in Coursera with two million students and has published various books, two of […]

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Sep27

The Importance of Playing in Childhood

The Importance of Playing in Childhood

“Throughout the world children play, and this activity is such an important part of their lives that one is inclined to see it as the raison d’être of childhood. And indeed, play is vital; it conditions the harmonious physical, intellectual and affective development of a child. A child who does not play is a sick […]

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