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

  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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Practice makes perfect fun

Let’s face it, sometimes math can be challenging. Sometimes math can be scary. Sometimes math can be a major problem that we cannot seem to solve. However, there’s one thing that math isn’t, and that’s boring. Math is never boring. In fact, math is just as fun as play when learned the right way. You […]

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Mathematics is Awesome

In the Lego movie, everything revolves around systematic perfection. Everybody wakes up at the same time, everybody listens to the same song, and everything is in its right place. Living in a world where everything is awesome and everyone follows the same instructions sure sounds good! Little does one unassumingly ordinary Lego character named Emmet knows, […]

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When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Go Swimming

An outdoor swimming pool on a hot day

The hot weather is upon us again, and there are few better ways to get some respite from the heat than to take a good swim. So imagine my delight upon discovering this pool locator by The Swimmer’s Guide! The Swimmer’s Guide has been compiling data on swimming pools around the world since 1996, and […]

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The Joy Division

The Trolls movie is an explosion of upbeat fun that spreads throughout the film. There’s a lot to be said about the charming little characters that have won the hearts of many. They sing, they hug, they dance, they hug. Every day’s a sunshiney day when miserable Bergens aren’t around to eat them like a bag […]

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