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30 10, 2020

10 Quirky Mathematics Activities for End-of-Year Engagement

By |2023-02-07T22:32:00+00:00October 30th, 2020|Categories: Educators|Tags: |

Summer holidays glimmers in the near distance, but there are a few solid weeks of learning left to go yet. And after the year we’ve had, student motivation, attention, and enthusiasm levels are harder to maintain than ever. But before you reach for [...]

19 06, 2020

How to Make Post-Pandemic Reports Meaningful

By |2020-06-23T05:53:25+00:00June 19th, 2020|Categories: Educators|

After all we’ve been through over the past few months, a conventional mid-year report doesn’t seem fair for students or teachers. No surprise then that many schools are de-emphasizing grades, or leaving them out entirely. But students still want to know where they sit, and [...]

19 06, 2020

5 Student-Friendly Formative Assessments for Post-COVID Classes

By |2021-11-12T01:26:08+00:00June 19th, 2020|Categories: Educators|

With our students readjusting to (relative) classroom normality post-COVID, teachers are now trying to find out just how much students learned during their time away from school. But with many of our students on shaky ground – emotionally and academically – slapping a high-stakes [...]

11 05, 2020

Mathematics Homework Mistakes That Stop Student Engagement

By |2022-07-12T03:05:11+00:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Educators|Tags: |

Despite your students’ objections and complaints of injustice, homework is continually proven to be beneficial to their mathematics learning. So how do you get them to engage with it? If you’re constantly setting homework that ends up undone and decaying at the bottom of [...]

11 05, 2020

The Top 3 Reasons Why Students Struggle to Progress in Mathematics

By |2020-05-18T05:14:30+00:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Educators|

Mathematics is an empowering and endlessly useful subject, but it just never seems to click with some students. Providing extra effort and support might see them achieve competency with a concept, but it’s back to square one again once you move onto a new [...]

11 05, 2020

5 Ways to Keep Kids Happy and Engaged During Home Learning

By |2023-01-23T07:14:11+00:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Parents|

We want happy and engaged children. It’s the pinnacle of home learning. The moments when your kids are swelling with pride because they finally tackled that hard question, the times they ask the most beautiful questions because they're genuinely curious! There’s nothing better. [...]

11 05, 2020

How Can Parents Take Care of Themselves While Supporting Home Learning?

By |2023-01-23T07:24:15+00:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Parents|

Another day of quarantine has come and gone and you are starting to feel like you’re at your breaking point. We get it, we’re feeling it too. Now, more than ever, it’s crucial to invest time in caring for yourself. When your cup [...]

8 05, 2020

How to Teach Soft Skills in a Mathematics Classroom

By |2023-05-08T07:58:00+00:00May 8th, 2020|Categories: Educators|

As mathematics teachers, we’re used to teaching facts, formulas, and procedures. But in a world changing faster than ever, that’s not the only knowledge we want our students to leave with. Instead it’s on us to develop transferable soft skills like collaboration, communication, [...]

30 04, 2020

8 Tips for Setting up a Productive Home Learning Space

By |2023-01-23T07:28:31+00:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: Parents|

Do you feel your most productive with your laptop out, in your PJs, still under the covers? We’d guess probably not. The same logic applies to your children. Converting a space in your house to a designated learning area can do a lot [...]