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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The Emoji Movie: Factorial Fun in One

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The Emoji Movie is an emotive journey towards self discovery that translates itself well within the realm of modern hierographs. With its brightly depicted coming-of-age sequencing and silly poop humor to boot, the one thing that is clearly portrayed over and over again is the movie’s love for patterns. From layouts and phone displays, to […]

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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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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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