Solving the adult problem of math anxiety

Math and I have never quite seen eye to eye. I got tired of trying to find his x when she had clearly moved on, and when it came to to calculating interest, I just said that it wasn’t my fault I was never as calculative as math was. If I had a dollar for […]

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Independent learners, unite!

Remember that first thrill of excitement when you learned something new and that you could achieve it on your own? Now that’s something that we hope our kids experience for themselves, but how might we help them along towards independent learning? As independent learners, the process of acquiring new knowledge or a skill would be […]

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Figuring Out The Joy of Numbers

Arithmophobia – the irrational fear of numbers. Let’s face it: math can be a nightmare to teach, and learn. Most students panic at the sight of numbers; their fear overwhelms them and causes a resistance towards understanding the question in front of them. Decades ago, we were taught to memorise facts as opposed to understanding them. While […]

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