Life Isn’t Always a Bed of Roses; Neither is Math

A red rose in a garden

Roses are all the rage every Valentine’s Day, as well as any occasion when lovers express their feelings for each other. A more recent mention of roses would be the enchanted rose in the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. The young prince, cursed by an enchantress for making judgements based on appearances, was […]

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The Benefits of Gamifying Your Classroom

The ability to make education fun is the hallmark of a great educator. Teaching is a critical skill, but getting your students interested in the first place is another struggle altogether. Enter Matthew Farber, author of Gamify Your Classroom. Dr. Farber is a seasoned middle-school and university educator, an Edutopia blogger, co-host of BAM Radio […]

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Why Being Good At Math Matters Big-Time In Real Life

For many students studying math, the question, “Why should I learn this?” and “What is math good for?” often pops up. If you’re a teacher or parent reading this—it’s absolutely essential to know the right answers to this, beyond the usual: “Ace math and you ace life!” or, “Score 80+ on your next test and […]

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5 Top Brain-Boosting Tips and Exercises for Kids You Should Know About

As parents, it is completely natural to want our kids to be mini geniuses as soon as they learn to walk, but of course that requires some nurturing. Thankfully, considerable research has been done on the topic, and there are many ways parents can encourage brain-boosting at home. With that in mind, here are 5 […]

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Upgrading to iOS 10? Here’s The ‘Zap of Life’ Your Messages Need!

In keeping with the times (particularly, the recent excitement surrounding the iOS 10 release), we’re thrilled to bring you our super adorable tribe of Zap Zap Mathlings, now available for download in the App Store for iMessage. These days, messages call for more than just words — they call for emotive visuals. Our lively lil’ mathlings are […]

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