3 Tips to Add Value to Student Mistakes

Learn how to make student’s mistakes a valuable part of their journey to maths mastery with three easy tips. As a child, did you learn how to ride a bike? How many times did you fall before you were able to master the process? When you were learning to cook, how many times did you […]

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Is it OK for Students to Use Calculators?

Do you consider calculators to be a great help or a hindrance for students learning maths concepts and applications? When I was growing up, I was barely allowed to use a calculator.  My grandfather was “old school”, and believed that it would make me lazy.  Years and several technological advancements later, I’m very grateful to […]

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What is Maths Mastery?

“Maths mastery is an approach to mathematics education which is based on mastery learning in which most students are expected to achieve a high level of competence before progressing.” – Wikipedia Math-U-See has embraced the idea that students learn best incrementally, with one skill building on to the next. Students will develop a thorough comprehension of […]

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6 Awesome Reasons to Learn Algebra

Students often wonder when they are studying algebra if it will actually be useful for them in life beyond the classroom. There is great news for those students: Algebra can absolutely be beneficial in life if they choose to understand it! Memorizing how to solve algebraic equations may get a course completed, but truly understanding […]

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Amanda’s Discovery of Math-U-See

Amanda, a second-generation homeschooling mum, was introduced to the Math-U-See program as a homeschool student. Enjoy your story as she shares her experience with Math-U-See.: “I was in 7th grade and struggling through maths with daily tears. The oldest of five kids, we had tried several different maths programs, but I struggled to understand and relate to […]

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Frame a Strong Maths Foundation with Math-U-See

  Not surprisingly, the most common reason a structure collapses is because the foundation is too weak. In an article for the BBC News, a Nigerian Civil Engineering professor proclaimed two important things that should be taken into consideration when building a foundation: How solid the soil is. The weight of the building and its […]

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Is Your Maths Curriculum Working?

For those who homeschool, picking a maths curriculum is a very big decision. Parents/teachers do all of the necessary research, they consider all of their options, and somehow make their decision. Then, for whatever reason, they start to think twice. Whether or not you’re new to homeschooling, it’s not uncommon to interrogate your choice of […]

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Homeschool 4 Real Review of Math-U-See

Homeschool4Real partnered with a homeschool mum to review the Math-U-See maths program! They reviewed the structure and features of the program. In addition to taking a good look inside the books and discussing how to use them. The overview is wrapped up with the homeschool mum’s opinion of Math-U-See. Have you used Math-U-See in your […]

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Add Play and Discovery into Learning

Many of us enjoy the idea of homeschooling because it grants us the space to be ourselves creatively, to get out more, and to discover new ways to learn effectively. However, it is not all fun and games. Homeschooling can become overwhelming. Here is a list of our favorite 5 tips to have fun while […]

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ATSIMA 2018 Conference

“STARTING THE REVOLUTION”ATSIMA Conference – Melbourne on 10-13 July, 2018ATSIMA, together with the  Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, is excited to announce its 3rd Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance conference.The conference will bring together a collaboration of leaders, educators and stakeholders from Community, education, research, and business sectors around Australia with an […]

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Add Joy to Maths Lessons in 7 Easy Steps

 Whether we are teaching in a classroom or at the kitchen table, we have aspirations for our students and their education, including making lessons fun and memorable. It is easy for these goals to become bogged down in the drag of day-to-day life. It happens to the best of us, our picture perfect dreams fall […]

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There’s No Maths Problem Quite Like Student Engagement, So Let’s Try & Solve It

Perhaps more than ever before, mathematics is an interdisciplinary subject.We are seeing a digital evolution manifest across all industries and with that, maths education also needs to evolve. Senior research fellos Max Planch, from the Institute for the History of Science, penned an essay for The Conversation in March explaining how the study of history […]

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