The Book of Life: A Sequence Study

The Book of Life brings life and festivities to the dead!

With Halloween just around the corner, we thought we’d revisit an old favourite: The Book of Life. Bright, festive, and rich in Mexican culture and mythology, this movie speaks of death in a hopeful manner. It tells a tale about three young friends who grow up celebrating the tradition of November 2nd, otherwise known as the Day […]

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Figures That Count

Find the symmetry between your dad and you, and learn to let it grow.

Did you know that there’s only one universal date for Mother’s Day, but TWO for Father’s Day? While America and the rest of the world celebrated Father’s Day in June, Australia is celebrating it this September weekend! And what better time to revisit an old favorite with your dad? Yes, I’m talking about The Goofy Movie! This timeless […]

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The Secret Life of Nine

As if we need more reasons to love cats. Image via iMDB

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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Bringing the Good to Grief

Good grief, math is amazing!

If you’re a huge Peanuts fan, you’ll know that Charlie Brown is the epitome of a dreamer. He has strong passions and goals that he keeps chasing, even through the bad days and disappointments. This is most true when it comes to kite flying. Now, you may think that after all these years, he’d be good […]

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Building an Understanding of Area and Perimeter

Minecraft shows us that there's nothing square about learning maths!

You know that game that all yours friends have been talking about, the one that takes building out of the box? Not many of your friends will see this, but Minecraft isn’t just a fun game, it’s also a great mathematical game! There’s so much that you can learn from this gameplay, from spacial awareness, to […]

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