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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Figuring Out The Joy of Numbers

Find the positive in the negative of numbers. Design via Wabbaly.com

Arithmophobia – the irrational fear of numbers. Let’s face it: math can be a nightmare to teach, and learn. Most students panic at the sight of numbers; their fear overwhelms them and causes a resistance towards understanding the question in front of them. Decades ago, we were taught to memorise facts as opposed to understanding them. While […]

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Number Lines and One Liners

The biggest math problem that Batman learns is that 1 is the loneliest number in the world, and family is everything!

“Black. All important movies start with a black screen. And music. Edgy, scary music that would make a parent or studio executive nervous. And logos, really long and dramatic logos…” Everything about the Lego Batman movie screams black and mathematics, from his impossible abs of 9, to the total amount of super villains he faces (we […]

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Back to the Classroom: Color It Right!

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(Teaching) life is never monochrome, so why should your workspace be? Teachers need color in their life too! While you’re decorating your classroom in anticipation of the new school year, there’s no need to overhaul your desk to make it more cheery. Small changes can make a difference. Today, we look at little ways to […]

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Back to the School Year: Teachers at the Ready!

Seems familiar? We hope not. Credit: Clay Bennett/ Chattanooga Times Free Press

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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