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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.

Dec02

Asian Countries Remain Well above the US in Math: TIMSS 2015

Asian Countries Remain Well above the US in Math: TIMSS 2015

Another international exam, another disappointment for the US. The publication of the results of TIMSS 2015, an international test which assesses performance in math and science across 49 countries, did not bear good news for the US. It showed no improvement from 2011, unlike the Asian countries which remain at the head of the field. […]

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Aug24

Winnie Cooper, The Wonder Years and Math is Cool

It was the 80’s and many of my friends either had a crush on Winnie Cooper from The Wonder Years or wanted to be Winnie Cooper. Today there’s a much wider variety of TV shows. TV is just better and certainly more plentiful than when we were kids. But our children will likely never know what […]

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Aug17

I Look Like an Engineer

If there is anything certain in the debate about why there aren’t enough women in engineering and general sciences, it is that girls see too few role models in these fields. That is not to say that the availability of STEM role models is an issue that only affects girls (soccer stars and celebrities spend […]

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Aug01

“Smartick Is Fun and Flexible”

We care about our students’ opinions and their experiences with Smartick. Today, we’re introducing you to Elise, mother of a Smartick student (also named Elise). How did you find out about Smartick? Through a press article. I had already removed my daughter from paper-based programme, because it was a horrible struggle. I made the decision […]

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Jul29

Why Jeremy Irons Loves Math

Jeremy Irons, at the age of 67, has fallen in love with math thanks to his latest role as the brilliant Cambridge mathematician G. H. Hardy in the recently released film “The Man Who Knew Infinity.” In interviews, Irons has spoken about the seemingly paradoxical connection between emotion and pure thought, and abstract thought and […]

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Jun06

Smartick Chosen by MIT to Enhance Math Learning in the US

Smartick Chosen by MIT to Enhance Math Learning in the US

In 2015, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Smartick formed a partnership in order to accelerate our expansion into the North American market. The Global Internship Lab (G-Lab) selected our start-up to accelerate internationalization. Students and professors from one of the best MBA programs worldwide worked with us for four months to identify the challenges […]

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