Student sitting in class thinking about math work

Studying for (and succeeding in) math is different than other subjects. Math is cumulative, meaning it builds upon earlier concepts and already mastered skills. This fact alone is not necessarily a problem, but the pace at which teachers must move through the curriculum certainly can be. Not every student learns at the same pace: some […]

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child learning math

While some of us (adults and kids) naturally find math fun, others may be looking for ways to spice up the subject at home. Here are a few ideas! Make it a game. Whether it’s old-school card and board games (my younger daughter chose Yahtzee for Family Game Night a few weeks ago, and learned […]

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Student at a chalk board understanding math

We’ve posted about the beauty of mathematics before, but this video is a really cool way of seeing just how neat math can be (and how much of our everyday life is math-related!) Check it out (make it fullscreen to see the details):  

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Student at a chalk board understanding math

Speaking of needing a change in the way students learn math, a secondary school in London, Ontario has started combining math class with gym class in an attempt to see if exercise really does have a positive impact on learning. As reported in the London Free Press, Laurier secondary school teachers George Bullas & Erica […]

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Math tutoring skills

MATH. Just the mere mention of the word can send shivers down the spines of students. But math class doesn’t have to be feared or loathed, and it doesn’t have to be the mark on students’ report cards that causes stress. Now that the school year is well under way, it’s the perfect time to […]

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