7 Links and a Treat For Those Who Love Stats

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All in the short 6 months since I posted my first article here on Maths Insider!

Whether you’re a new visitor or a loyal subscriber, thanks for joining me here on Maths Insider – not just because I love big numbers, but because it means there’s a whole tribe of you out there who are supporting the learning of our future mathematicians!

Maths Insider in 2011

I’ve got a heap of ideas for articles for 2011 but as always I welcome your valuable input. If you don’t tell me, I can’t write about it! In the New Year, you’re also going to have the opportunity to buy a product that will end your child’s times tables woes. It’s something that’s desperately needed and I’m feeling guilty for not producing it earlier!

7 Links from Maths Insider

In the meantime, I’m rounding off this year by presenting 7 links (as suggested by Problogger) which summarise the highlights of the first 6 months of Maths Insider. Enjoy!

1) My first post

A Maths Tutor Reveals All

One key feature of Maths Insider which I wanted to establish from the start, was for readers to hear other people’s views and ideas. This first post was an interview with my friend, a maths tutor. She laid a solid foundation to Maths Insider with some great advice about how to find and best make use of a maths tutor.

2) A post I enjoyed writing the most

10 Seriously Cool Careers That Need Maths

I know maths is cool and I want everyone else, especially children to think maths is cool! I wasn’t sure when I started researching this topic whether I could find 10 cool maths related jobs, but I think this post presents some seriously cool options for our future mathematicians!

3) A post which had a great discussion

Finger Counting: The Debate Continues!

Of course if you start out with a sensitive topic, which everyone has an opinion about, you’re going to get a great discussion! This post carried on from a discussion on the mothering.com education forum and produced some interesting and varied responses.

4) A post on someone else’s blog that I wish I’d written

Yes, you can help your child learn math, even if it’s not his favorite subject (or yours) from SchoolFamily.com

The whole title of this post would make a great byline for this website! I love that School Family are putting this crucial statement out there (even though I wish I’d written that article myself!)

5) My most helpful posts

Who Else Wants Their Child To Be Lightening Fast At Mental Maths? – Introduction

Who Else Wants Their

Child To Be Lightening Fast At Mental Maths – Part 1

Who Else Wants Their Child To Be Lightening Fast At Mental Maths? – Part 2

These are a series of videos showing how to fast track your child’s mental maths skills. It’s basically a DIY Kumon method, saving anyone who gives it a real go, up to $100 a month!

6) A post with a title that I’m proud of

When They Just Want To Rip Up Their Maths Homework!

All kids get annoyed at times with their homework, so I was glad I was able to produce a helpful article with a “to-the-point” headline after my son literally ripped up and threw his maths homework across the room. As parents we should print this one out and stick it on the fridge.

7) A post that you wish more people had read

Maths Problem Solving Tip

Maybe it’s the unexciting headline or maybe it’s not what people want help with, but this article needs to be seen by more parents. It has some fascinating food for thought from the internet’s favourite maths teacher, Dan Meyer, as well as my quick drill for improving your child’s problem solving skills.

Looking forward to sharing with you in 2011!

Caroline Mukisa
About The Author: Caroline Mukisa is the founder of Maths Insider. A Cambridge University educated math teacher, she's been involved in math education for over 20 years as a teacher, tutor, Kumon instructor, Thinkster Math instructor and math ed blogger. She is the author of the insanely helpful ebook "The Ultimate Kumon Review" and insanely useful website "31 Days to Faster Times Tables" You can follow her math tips on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @mathsinsider

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2 thoughts on “7 Links and a Treat For Those Who Love Stats

  1. Well Done Caroline

    Its a great site and very informative.

    All the very best for the holidays and we look forward to your 2011 input.

    Mary

    • Thanks so much and thanks for your insightful contributions to the comments here on Maths Insider! Looking forward to exploring new topics with you and the other readers in 2011.