The Secret Life of Nine

Though nobody can pinpoint the common origin of this myth, there is an ancient proverb that claims, “A cat has nine lives. For three he plays, for three he strays, for the last three he stays.” So do cats really have nine lives? The answer is, sadly, no. The basis of the myth stems from […]

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Getting to Know Math. And You. (Printables Included!)

“Why do I have to learn fractions/ ratios/ algebra/ (insert math topic here)?” Parents and Teachers, hands up if you’ve had to answer this question from your kids more than once and are expecting to answer it again for the 1,856th time. It is a truth, not usually acknowledged, that an educator’s job description also […]

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Piper: A Discovery Learning Experience

Piper, one of our favourite short animations, tells a simple tale about a little bird learning to defeat its fear. The story starts with a mother teaching her adorable baby to search for food. With every learning experience, comes obstacles to conquer and work around. For little Piper, it’s the big and scary ocean. In its […]

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Tags: math anxiety, math improvement, mathspiration, movies, piper


Back to the School Year: Teachers at the Ready!

Greetings, teachers! August is here, which means it’s time for going back to school, panicking and mourning the end of summer. (Okay, maybe just miss it a little.) School is under a month away and it pays to know where to find ways to make the end of summer a little less stressful.  (You’re here. […]

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Summer’s over, mom and dad!

If you’re loving summer as much as we are, you and your kids aren’t likely to be jumping for joy at the prospect of a new school year. With less than a month before we’re going back to school, there’s no reason why you and your kids can’t be back-to-school cool! School readiness isn’t just […]

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Tags: back to school, help for parents, kids, smart parenting, Summer Break