How to Solve a Physics Problem (FUNNY!) plus Mental Math Tips

I saw the cool comic strip below, by the funny folks at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (SMBC), a few weeks ago on Facebook , and spent a good few minutes cry-laughing (is that a thing?) Even my daughter in the midst of wrangling with quadratic equations in preparation for a math test, joined in. You see, even for ... ...

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Check out These Challenging Online Math Tools for Gifted Kids

This is a guest post by Joseph Rodriguez While many educators agree that it is essential to improve the quality of math education in our public schools, a debate persists about how it should be done. Do we work with the students who are struggling, so that they can do better? Or do we push the ... ...

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Holiday Math and More

If you’ve read my Tabtor vs Kumon blog post a few months back, you’ll know that I’ve been working with Tabtor Math, the personalized iPad based math program. I’m Tabtor’s instructor for many of their international students, and I’m also recording instructional videos which accompany each of the Tabtor worksheets as well as writing articles ... ...

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Educator.com – A Great Math Program for Self Motivated Teens

 This is a guest post by Stephanie from houstonnanny.com. For those who need a math education program that can allow high school students to work at their own pace, Educator.com may be what you’re looking for. Subject material from basic math skills to more advanced forms of linear algebra are present and ready for you to ... ...

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Pretend Mind Reading – A Way Of Learning Algebra by Lawrence Ball

      This is a guest post by Lawrence Ball Here’s a way to pretend you read someone’s mind. It’s also a way to get familiar with algebra. I want you to do some calculations for me, are you ready?   Think of a number between 1 and 5, don’t tell me what it ... ...

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Start Celebrating Maths: 5 Fun Resources for Learning Maths

This is a guest post by Clare Evans Maths. It’s one of those subjects your children either love or hate. For some, getting their head around number patterns, learning their times tables, and mastering long division is just too much to bear. But maths has been considered ‘boring’ for far too long. It’s such a valuable ... ...

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Math Machine – A Beautiful Bilingual iPad Math App

Helen Littlewood is a busy mum of 3 who, along with her team at Gingerbread Kids, has developed a cool math iPad app called Math Machine.  The original Math Machine app came in English and Maori and the new Math Machine with Spanish app launched this week helps kids aged 5-11 years old, learn math ... ...

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6 Incredibly Useful High School Math Apps for iOS

This is a guest post by Christine Maddox Technology is a huge part of teenage lives today. Modern high school students are comfortable with technology, and just about every one of them has access to a smartphone, tablet or computer. Technology also has something of a negative stigma. Parents are usually looking for ways to ... ...

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Back to School Math Goodies Giveaway!

My 4 kids went back to school this week. I’m glad that we’re back into some sort of a routine, but am wondering how I’m going to survive yet another 9+ months of getting up super early. Whether you’re homeschooling or sending your kids to school, it’s likely that you’re reading the Maths Insider blog ... ...

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Questimate! – Quite Possibly the Coolest Math iPad App! [Giveaway]

I came across Questimate! by Motion Math a few weeks back when I carrying out some research for my post iPad apps for preschoolers. You see Jacob Klein and his team at Motion Math have produced some of the coolest IOS apps from the cute Motion Math:Hungry Guppy for little kids to the zoomingly fab Motion Math:Zoom for ... ...

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