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2 06, 2020

How to make and recycle mathematics worksheets

By |2022-07-19T02:43:43+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Educators|

Deep in the recesses of many mathematics departments, one can often find worksheets that have outlasted even the most senior staff in the building. Faded and weathered from years of frantic AM photocopying, they’ve become a predictable staple of each year’s teaching. But [...]

17 03, 2020

10 Tips To Getting The Most Out Of Mathletics For Distance Learning

By |2020-03-17T04:35:02+00:00March 17th, 2020|Categories: Educators|

Mathletics has been the trusted mathematics eLearning platform for countless teachers over the past decade, and the good news is that it's just as adaptable to a remote learning scenario. Here's how you can help your students get the most out of it. [...]

9 03, 2020

How to Factor the ‘Real World’ into the Mathematics Teaching Equation

By |2021-11-23T06:10:11+00:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: Educators|

A mathematics teacher I once worked with shared a story about running into a former student. This particular student had been that kid, for want of a better way to put it. You know the type: disengaged, occasionally disruptive, and ready to answer [...]

2 03, 2020

What Should You Consider When Thinking About Private Mathematics Tutoring?

By |2023-01-23T06:01:40+00:00March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Parents|

Mathematics tutoring always seems like a good option — but what’s the downside? Your child gets a professional educator to help them overcome their struggles or gain a competitive edge. But the studies aren’t so conclusive. It seems about 50/50 as to whether [...]

2 03, 2020

How Parents Can Connect Class To Home In A Meaningful Way

By |2023-01-23T04:00:28+00:00March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Parents|

We all want our kids to value education. The opportunities it brings — for their personal growth, excitement through achievement, sense of pride, and later jobs and careers — can’t be found elsewhere. But bringing this value home is a huge challenge. Because [...]

24 02, 2020

3 Ways Parents Can Turn Their Kids Screen Time From Harmful To Healthy

By |2023-01-23T03:54:48+00:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Parents|Tags: |

The question of how much screen time should children be getting is one of the fastest-rising modern parental issues. It’s not surprising given anxieties over minds rotting, cyber-bullying, morality and mental health all snowballing into one giant knot of stress for parents all [...]

24 02, 2020

Are You Helping or Hindering Your Child’s Mathematics Progress?

By |2023-01-23T03:53:21+00:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Parents|Tags: |

You know that supporting your kids’ education is important. You might know that future careers are almost entirely dependent on strong mathematics skills. What you don’t know is whether your involvement with your child’s mathematics development is helping or hindering them. And that’s [...]

24 02, 2020

5 Easy To Miss Signs Your Kids Are Struggling With Mathematics

By |2023-01-23T03:50:49+00:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Parents|Tags: |

Some signs that your kids are having trouble with mathematics are obvious; their results aren’t what they could be, they’re continually asking you to help with homework, or they tell you straight up that they “hate mathematics and just don’t get it!”. Unfortunately, [...]

6 02, 2020

How You Can Reignite Your Students’ Enthusiasm For Mathematics

By |2022-06-28T01:54:51+00:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: Educators|

Every start is a fresh opportunity. Whether our students are coming to a new class or resuming their old seats, their break has left them renewed, revitalised, and ready to learn. This clean slate is our opportunity to reignite, or even spark, their enthusiasm [...]

3 02, 2020

Fun Ways for Students to Self-Assess their Mathematics Confidence Post-Summer Holidays 

By |2020-02-04T00:14:59+00:00February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Educators|

As we make our way back to school, we can guarantee ourselves three things: there will be new faces, new challenges and a whole new round of summer learning loss. Where mathematics is concerned, the ‘summer slide’ is particularly unforgiving, with an average [...]