Category Archives for "Educators"

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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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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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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Are Independent Students a Myth?

  Once in a while, it hits you – you realize that your child is marching steadily towards independence. Maybe it’s when your baby crawls for the first time. Or, maybe it’s when your child can count to ten. Maybe it’s when they go on their first date or even when he or she goes away […]

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Inside a Week with Math-U-See

 Get a sneak peek behind the scenes in a week with Math-U-See! Learn how our mastery-based maths program can seamlessly fit into your life. Math-U-See follows a cyclical pattern that makes it easy to fit into the rhythm of any classrooms. Let the program work for your child, and progress at their pace so that […]

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Outdoors Maths Fun

Maths is everywhere we are. One of the great things about Maths is that it’s not confined to a textbook. A great way to engage students is to consistently show them how it translates to their daily life. A trip outside coupled with fun maths activities could help broaden their horizons. The world is filled […]

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7 Tips to Create a Positive Maths Culture

Insert daily doses of maths, to establish and enrich a nourishing environment for maths mastery! You know the phrase, “You are what you eat?”  As it applies to maths, we’d like to think that creating good habits early; creates great maths students later.  By inserting daily doses of maths, you provide a nourishing environment ripe for […]

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