Have A Heart this Christmas!

I hope this isn't how it looks after a day of gift shopping. Image credit: Universal Pictures

December is here, and Christmas is coming! It’s the most wonderful time of the year…or not. If you get tired of fancy decorations, carols playing on repeat in the malls, or how your schedule fills up with shopping and family dos, you may come across as Ebenezer Scrooge or even the Grinch to your family […]

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The world’s only gamified math ecosystem is now on the web!

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Are you a Chromebook user? Are you playing Zapzapmath on a personal computer? Or maybe it’s just not as fun playing Zapzapmath on multiplayer with only one device? Whatever your predicament, worry no more! Zapzapmath is now available on the World Wide Web! Interesting. What does that mean? If you’re playing Zapzapmath at school and […]

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Gamification – Who says learning and fun don’t mix?

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A lot has been said about gamification for learning. While it may all seem like another round of fun and games (which is a part of it), why should you gamify your lesson content for your kids at all? In our quest (Hey, life IS a game!) to help our young learners improve, research has […]

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Tags: education, educational gameplay, fun math, gamification


Raking leaves parallel lines

Raking can be dreary as we make it out to be. Or not. Credit:

While we’ve been going on a bit about the abundance and colors of falling leaves around us lately, it is a truth universally acknowledged that fall also brings with it the additional (hah!) chore of raking leaves. When working, consider one’s instruments. Rakes have been around for a long time, with records of instruments with […]

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The Book of Life: A Sequence Study

The Book of Life brings life and festivities to the dead!

With Halloween just around the corner, we thought we’d revisit an old favourite: The Book of Life. Bright, festive, and rich in Mexican culture and mythology, this movie speaks of death in a hopeful manner. It tells a tale about three young friends who grow up celebrating the tradition of November 2nd, otherwise known as the Day […]

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