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All posts by Berta de Vega

Journalist. Smartick blogger. In the last four years, avid reader of everything related to education. Mother of three Smartick children.

Oct23

Should Homework Be Banned?

Should Homework Be Banned?

We will never get tired of saying it: the battle is not against homework, it is for better homework. On the last episode of the War Against Homework, now in the UK, the protagonist was Gary Lineker, 56, former footballer and father of four who said that homework ‘drives a massive wedge’ between youngsters and […]

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Oct19

Mathematics, the Same as Sports

Mathematics, the Same as Sports

One of the most shocking things for teachers is everything that parents tolerate for sports but don’t when it comes to academics. While we sometimes complain about the amount of homework (and sometimes rightfully so, if in addition to the amount they are not well thought out), we don’t hesitate to take the afternoon to […]

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Oct10

Mathematics and Mathematicians in Fortnite

Mathematics and Mathematicians in Fortnite

“Mom, when am I going to use math in my life? Come on, let me play Fortnite”. By asking this, your child has given you the opportunity to combine math and the most popular game for millions of preteens and teenagers, even adults, around the world. And the conversation probably could go more or less […]

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