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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Summer’s over, mom and dad!

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If you’re loving summer as much as we are, you and your kids aren’t likely to be jumping for joy at the prospect of a new school year. With less than a month before we’re going back to school, there’s no reason why you and your kids can’t be back-to-school cool! School readiness isn’t just […]

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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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The Joy Division

The Trolls movie is an explosion of upbeat fun that spreads throughout the film.

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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Cloudy with a Chance of Math

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Food can fuel the growing mind, that’s why we at Zap Zap Math don’t take food lightly, and neither does Flint Lockwood. Flint is a scientist in the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, who finds a way to convert water molecules into food. Though the probability of him succeeding in his delectable endeavor […]

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