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All posts by Hiwet Costa

PhD in Educational Psychology specializing in learning mathematics and currently is part of Smartick's Content Development team. A children's yoga teacher and a sun and nature lover.

Feb13

Lost Objects: The New SmartickBrain Game to Train Attention

Lost Objects: The New SmartickBrain Game to Train Attention

Cognitive Training Games in SmartickBrain If you are part of the Smartick family I’m sure that you are familiar with SmartickBrain, the cognitive training platform designed to improve memory, reasoning, attention, and flexibility. Children can access it after their daily 15-minute session and parents can access it at any time from the Parent’s Page. SmartickBrain […]

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Jan23

Number Sense: From Quantities to Numbers

Number Sense: From Quantities to Numbers

Number Sense When speaking about mathematics most people think it is the ability to count, add and subtract numbers, or the ability to solve complex math equations. But, what comes before counting and the ability to recognize numbers? Number sense! In other words, the primitive ability to recognize and represent amounts without using numerical symbols […]

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Dec26

What is Dyscalculia and How Can It Be Treated

What is Dyscalculia and How Can It Be Treated

Dyscalculia, the great unknown In an earlier post, we spoke about a very current but not very well known topic: dyscalculia. Dyscalculia can present itself in a very diversified way but, generally, children that suffer from this specific learning disorder have difficulties with the basic aspects of numerical processing and calculation. These difficulties, if not […]

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Nov28

What is Math Anxiety? How Can Smartick Help?

What is Math Anxiety? How Can Smartick Help?

Math anxiety is defined as the feeling of tension, apprehension, or fear that interferes with performance in mathematics (McLeod, 1994). And it is not something exclusive to students that are not good at math, anyone can suffer from it. According to the World Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), 30% of adolescents experience an […]

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Nov06

Attention and Learning with SmartickBrain

Attention and Learning with SmartickBrain

When it comes to studying and learning, one of the most important ingredients is attention. It is the cognitive process that allows us to concentrate on and respond to the relevant stimuli as a consequence. Some children, in particular those with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), have difficulty maintaining their focus. This makes the learning process challenging […]

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