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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Practice makes perfect fun

Math is the reason why you should never take away a dog's funny bone. Or any bones, for that matter!

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

The Lego Movie assembles math and design into a most wonderful adventure!

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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