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30 04, 2020

5 Myths About Supporting Your Child’s Learning During a School Closure

By |2020-04-30T07:45:30+00:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: Educators|

You have a Zoom meeting in 15 minutes. Your partner is finishing up a report in your makeshift home office. Your youngest is having a meltdown because she doesn’t understand her science worksheet. Your oldest is cranky because your youngest is yelling. And honestly? [...]

29 04, 2020

How to Set Better Mathematics Homework

By |2022-07-12T06:10:11+00:00April 29th, 2020|Categories: Educators|Tags: |

When it comes to creating homework, mathematics teachers draw the short straw. A single worksheet often requires the creation of 10-20 questions, and original word problems don't write themselves. This makes it all the more frustrating when we don't get the student engagement [...]

6 04, 2020

5 Home Activities that Double as Great Learning Experiences

By |2023-01-23T07:22:33+00:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Parents|

Being a parent is never easy, but adding the role of ‘teacher’ into the mix? That’s a whole other level of difficulty. If you’re like most parents, you don’t have classroom experience or teaching strategies that allow you to suddenly coordinate learning at [...]

2 04, 2020

5 Easy-to-Follow Home Projects Teachers Can Give Parents For Summer Learning

By |2022-08-02T03:41:54+00:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Educators|

Do you have parents desperate to keep their kid's engaged this summer? Here are five fun-filled activities to share with them this summer break, complete with teacher tips! Just copy and print the projects below to send home with your students or send to [...]

26 03, 2020

Learning at Home 101: The Parent’s Guide to Home Teaching

By |2023-01-23T06:43:10+00:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: Parents|

You’ve taken all the necessary steps to prepare your child for learning at home. There’s a desk set up, a carefully drawn timetable in the kitchen, and plenty of worksheets and online lessons that need to be completed. All you need to take [...]

23 03, 2020

9 Easy Steps To Keep Your Child Learning at Home with Mathletics

By |2023-01-23T06:27:08+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Parents, Using Mathletics|

This post was updated on 26 October 2022. Has your little mathlete come home with a Mathletics school login? If you’re new to Mathletics and unsure of how you can use the program at home, you’ve come to the right place. All you need [...]

2 03, 2020

3 Common Problems Homeschool Parents Face When Designing a Home Mathematics Program

By |2023-01-23T06:22:20+00:00March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Parents|

Mathematics can be stressful for homeschoolers. It might have been a few years since you personally engaged with conceptual mathematics, but the pressure is on to ensure your child understands the subject — their future work and prosperity almost depends on it. It’s [...]

2 03, 2020

Finding Soft Skills in Mathematics Isn’t As Hard As You Might Think

By |2020-11-09T05:10:02+00:00March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Educators|

With its focus on problem-solving, reasoning, and complex communication, maths brings out many of the soft skills that will set our students up for a fast-changing future. But for teachers who deal in hard skills – facts, formulas, and procedures – actually developing [...]

10 09, 2019

The Value of Games and Gamification with Mathematics

By |2023-02-07T23:23:32+00:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: Educators|

Mathematics can get stale fast. Worksheets age poorly, practice questions start to blur, and enthusiasm for the subject can fade. What we want is a way to make mathematics engaging, make it rewarding, and make it stick. That's where we can use games [...]