5 More Fascinating Science and Math Podcasts

I highlighted how cool math podcasts are in my post here on Maths Insider, Listen Up! 8 Fascinating Podcasts to Spark a Love of Math in Your Teen. I still listen to podcasts in my car but recently Mr Maths Insider bought me a waterproof bluetooth speaker which I use to listen to podcasts in the shower […] ...

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Does Your Daughter Lack Math Confidence? She’s Not the Only One.

A recent study by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) has highlighted the problem of girls’ lack of math confidence. From the report: Girls “lack self-confidence” in their ability to solve mathematics and science problems and achieve worse results than they otherwise would, despite outperforming boys overall Girls do worse at math and […] ...

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How Can I Help You Help Your Child With Math?

It’s been over 2 years since I blogged here on Maths Insider! So the first thing I’ll say is I’m sorry! I’ve still been connecting with Maths Insider readers through my Maths Insider Facebook page but have neglected those of you who have been coming over here for advice on helping your child with math. So […] ...

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

I saw this 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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