Three is the magic number

Is pizza the answer to all our mathematical mysteries?

To many parents, having a baby around the house is challenging yet rewarding, very much like mathematics. To Tim, however, it is the worst. In the movie The Boss Baby, Tim is a happy single child with a penchant for dreaming. He is the love of his parents’ lives, the apple of their eyes, the […]

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Fidget Spinners: Bringing a new spin to math

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Fidget spinners have become the new must-have toy, flooding classrooms worldwide with a colorful burst of distracting movements. However, spinners aren’t just toys. Instead, spinners are a world of possibility, from nifty tricks to wow your friends with, to lessons learnt on variables and probabilities. Yes, spinners can teach you mathematics! Want to find out how to bring […]

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Higher Order Thinking Skills: the way to go! – by Teoh Poh Yew

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Parents and teachers today across a variety of educational settings are talking about helping their kids develop Higher Order Thinking Skills. Here’s a closer look at what these skills are all about. The concept of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) was established by Dr. Benjamin Bloom and his team in 1956 pertaining to the learning […]

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Problem-solving, the way to math excellence for kids – by Jayne Clare

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  Young children are innately problem solvers – that is how they learn. Problem-solving is an essential way of learning because it motivates children to connect prior knowledge with new circumstances and to develop and utilize creativity in the process. Therefore, it is paramount that we keep this natural curiosity going when children enter school. […]

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