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A solid math foundation is vital for children to succeed. Children start learning math skills from nursery onwards. Children love playing with numbers and shapes which are the. Nursery skills are the basic foundation of math. The children set the foundation for future life skill, from preschool to end of the elementary school. The ability to solve math problem builds from 3rd or 4th grade math…Continue
Added by John Marsh on September 18, 2014 at 7:54am — No Comments
Confidence is a critical aspect of leading a healthy, productive life. It is a key to boost your kid's confidence from childhood itself. Insult and injury are inevitable in life. However, children with high self confidence levels are more resilient and come through tougher times in life stronger than ever. The following details six simple ways that parents can build self confidence in kids.
Added by Dorothy Hastings on September 16, 2014 at 7:40am — No Comments
Extracurricular activities are a great way for young kids to develop social skills, learn more about something that they love and stay active. From gymnastics to art classes to sports, you are sure to find something will interest your little one.
Added by Dorothy Hastings on September 15, 2014 at 6:51am — No Comments
How much of what we do as educators is done because that’s the way it’s always been done? I imagine that whenever these things, that we do out of a respect for history, were originally executed, there was probably a reason for it. My question is with our society and all of the systems within it changing so rapidly over the past few decades, are those original reasons for doing things a certain way still valid? How would we know unless we re-examined the things that we do in education and see…Continue
Added by Thomas Whitby on September 11, 2014 at 12:11pm — No Comments
Fifth grade math covers a broad range of math topics. Sometimes it is very difficult for the students to cope with 5th grade math. 5th grade math generally includes numbers, operations, basic geometry, algebra, measurements, data analysis and so on. 5th grade math is a fun only if cope in a right way. There are 10 fun ways for those who face difficulty to cope with 5th grade…Continue
Added by John Marsh on September 11, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
Modern research backs up the fact that there is a gender gap in today’s schools. As a general rule, boys perform lower on standardized tests in all 50 states. In class, boys are likely to get more Ds and Fs, far less than their female counterparts. Today’s schools are attempting to close the gap between the two genders and many have developed strategies to ensure the two are on equal footing when it comes to performance. It is apparent that boys and girls learn differently and it is…Continue
Math word problems can be painful to the many students and adults. Don’t let word math problems give you a headache. Before these math problems become a headache learn to do it by yourself. If you are struggling with math word problems solution, then you are at right place. Below you can find some strategies to overcome with math word problems anxiety.…
Added by John Marsh on September 1, 2014 at 8:33am — No Comments
Preschoolers are curious about everything that they see and hear. This is a great time for caregivers, both parents and teachers, to mold the children’s minds and encourage them to use their creativity and imagination. This is also an important time for adults to teach social skills to help them adapt to a new environment filled with other kids. The world is widening for preschool kids and it is important for parents and teachers…Continue
Added by Dorothy Hastings on September 1, 2014 at 4:18am — No Comments
It is understood that the genders have some key psychological differences which affect the ways boys and girls think, behave and communicate. These differences are evident in various settings such as school, the playground and at home. Boys and girls even tend to play different games and relate to one another…Continue
Added by Shari Duddy on September 1, 2014 at 1:02am — No Comments
What is this essay about?
Every subject contains information necessary to become a knowledgeable and functional member of our society. As we become more technologically dependent, technical reasoning is needed for survival. Mathematics is no longer just a subject taken by the elite. Now it has rightfully become a staple in our educational systems even though it is not appreciated by many people until it is needed. I decided to write this essay to help people become…
Added by John Marsh on August 21, 2014 at 3:19am — No Comments
How math can help us to make predictions? This is a common question in many of students’ and adults mind. When it comes to prediction, it is all depends on the mathematical basics. Keep in mind when we say prediction we are not talking about guessing because guessing is a process of searching answer. Especially in math test when you use guess method without solving problem your answer may be right or may not be right. Below you can find some math prediction method which will define you the…Continue
Added by John Marsh on August 18, 2014 at 12:13pm — No Comments
I just read a post by my friend, Tony Sinanis, #EdCamp: What's The Point? Tony had an unconnected colleague attend an Edcamp. The colleague was most impressed with the ever-present passion. According to Tony’s friend:
This whole experience seems to be one of the best examples I have ever seen about the power…
Added by Thomas Whitby on August 13, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Being connected as an educator offers a unique perspective. It is almost as if there are two different world’s in education, and a connected educator must travel within both. Technology in our computer-driven society has enabled collaboration to occur at a level and pace never before available in the 19th and 20th century versions of education. For the modern educators who have embraced the idea of connectedness, the world of education looks very different from it has…Continue
Added by Thomas Whitby on August 11, 2014 at 11:36pm — No Comments
1. In 2010 on World Maths Day, 1.13 million students from more than 235 countries set a record correctly answering 479,732,613 questions.
2. Americans called mathematics ‘math’, arguing that ‘mathematics’ functions as a singular noun so ‘math’ should be singular too.
3. They have been calling maths ‘math’ for much longer than we have called it ‘maths’.
4. ‘Mathematics’ is an anagram of ‘me asthmatic’.
5. The only number in English that is spelled with…
Added by John Marsh on August 7, 2014 at 5:31am — No Comments
Bonza Bottler Day is celebrated every month on the day when the number of the month matches the number of the day (i.e. January 1, March 3, June 5 and so on).
The idea to celebrate this occurrence came from the mind of Elaine Fremont who established the first Bonza Bottler Day in 1985. Elaine Fremont…Continue
Added by Dorothy Hastings on August 7, 2014 at 3:37am — No Comments
Mathematics is a universal part of human culture. It is the tool and language of commerce, engineering and other sciences – physics, computing, biology etc. It helps us recognise patterns and to understand the world around us. Mathematics plays a vital, often unseen, role in many aspects of modern life, for example:
Added by John Marsh on August 6, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
Added by Irene Farmer on August 5, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
It is through education that the daughter of a present can become a doctor, that a son of a mine worker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another - Nelson Mandela…
Added by John Marsh on August 4, 2014 at 3:36am — No Comments
Kids are more successful in school when parents become an active part of their school math homework. Homework is an important part of learning math; this gives the motivation and shows how important math is to learn. Are you wondering, how to help your kids with math homework? Proving Math Question Help doesn’t mean spending so much of time over a desk with your kids. Below you can find some basic…Continue
Added by John Marsh on July 31, 2014 at 6:16am — No Comments