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21 01, 2020

5 things teachers want parents to know about teaching mathematics

By |2022-06-28T02:21:17+00:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Parents|

As a parent, it can be difficult to know how to encourage your child to improve mathematics skills in a way that doesn't feel like drudgery. Teachers can help, and they want your child to succeed as well. Let's look at the top [...]

14 10, 2019

4 Avoidable Mistakes Teachers Make When Tracking Student Progress

By |2020-03-03T04:25:20+00:00October 14th, 2019|Categories: Educators|

We want to track our students' progress and growth - it's the very heart of education. However, tracking progress effectively can be a challenge, especially when you're managing tens or dozens of students. Effective progress tracking happens when your data and your system [...]

30 09, 2019

5 Parent Personality Types Every Teacher Has Met

By |2020-01-21T03:09:55+00:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Educators|

It’s that time of year for parent-teacher conversations and that means you’re probably meeting – or speaking in-depth – with some parents for the very first time. As the learning guide for their children, these first impressions are important…and sometimes stressful. What makes [...]

30 09, 2019

How to Motivate Students Without Feeling Like the Bad Guy

By |2022-06-28T01:49:46+00:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Educators|

Motivation is a complex task. We have to find the best ways of coaxing, enticing, rewarding, and encouraging each student in a way that works for them. But when the day wears on and the coffee wears off, it can feel like we’re [...]

22 08, 2019

Problem-Solving and Reasoning in the Classroom: Expectations vs Reality

By |2020-01-21T03:31:13+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Using Mathletics|

Lessons rarely go as planned. How we imagine their delivery, student reaction, and the gift of knowledge we leave as the bell rings out, is a warm and delightful fiction. Problem-solving and reasoning (PSR) lessons are no exception. Putting together a multi-part activity [...]

21 08, 2019

How the Best Teachers Tackle Problem-Solving and Reasoning

By |2022-06-30T03:58:23+00:00August 21st, 2019|Categories: Using Mathletics|Tags: |

Problem-solving and reasoning (PSR) can be daunting when you’re teaching it for the first or hundredth time. Teaching PSR is an art, and like any art, there are solid foundation of principles you can follow and expand upon as your confidence grows. Here’s [...]