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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Tags: learning, math, math excellence, problem-solving


About as much iron(y) as a tin can hold

A healthy spinach plant.

Do you eat your greens? Many kids the world over have been cajoled conned persuaded reminded by their parents to eat their vegetables in order to be strong and healthy. If your mom/ dad/ grandma/ other authority figure in your life is anything like mine, you may be told that if you eat your spinach, […]

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How Fast Can a Sloth Go?

A sloth swimming

Here at Zap Zap Math, we’re all about zooming through different planets on our quest to learn math. But when we’re on the road, we do believe in moving at speeds that keep us and other road users safe. When you’re in a busy city like Zootopia (or Zootropolis, or Zoomania, depending on where you […]

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Life Isn’t Always a Bed of Roses; Neither is Math

A red rose in a garden

Roses are all the rage every Valentine’s Day, as well as any occasion when lovers express their feelings for each other. A more recent mention of roses would be the enchanted rose in the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. The young prince, cursed by an enchantress for making judgements based on appearances, was […]

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Tags: Beauty and the Beast, Disney, growth, lifespan, line graph, math, rose, roses


The Benefits of Gamifying Your Classroom

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The ability to make education fun is the hallmark of a great educator. Teaching is a critical skill, but getting your students interested in the first place is another struggle altogether. Enter Matthew Farber, author of Gamify Your Classroom. Dr. Farber is a seasoned middle-school and university educator, an Edutopia blogger, co-host of BAM Radio […]

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Tags: classroom, education, educational game, gamebasedlearning, gamified learning, learning, math, technology