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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.

Oct17

Exercising Memory with SmartickBrain Games

Exercising Memory with SmartickBrain Games

In a recent post on our blog, we spoke about the importance of working memory in learning mathematics. Memory skills, and exercising memory skills, are critical to any mathematical task such as memorizing multiplication tables or remembering the order of operations and geometric formulas. There are different types of memory, but Smartick Brain games primarily […]

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Sep25

Reasoning Games to Improve Mathematics

Reasoning Games to Improve Mathematics

Reasoning and mathematics Reasoning is a fundamental component of intelligence. It is the capacity to adapt and confront new situations in a flexible way. In the field of mathematics and science, it has been seen that it plays an important role, in particular visuospatial. (Nath & Szücs, 2014; Wai, Lubinski, & Benbow, 2009). In other […]

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Aug16

Cognitive Flexibility Games with SmartickBrain

Cognitive Flexibility Games with SmartickBrain

Today we will talk about SmartickBrain, Smartick’s cognitive training platform that students can access after completing their daily session. It is full of games specifically designed to improve four different cognitive areas: memory, reasoning, attention, and flexibility. SmartickBrain stimulates, trains and improves these skills through online games. Cognitive areas Memory is the cognitive capacity to […]

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Jun20

What is Dyscalculia? Signs and Symptoms

What is Dyscalculia? Signs and Symptoms

Definition: Development of Dyscalculia Dyscalculia is a specific learning disability with neurobiological origins that affects the acquisition of mathematical knowledge despite an IQ within the normal range. Dyscalculia also has an estimated prevalence of 5-7%, which is approximately the same as dyslexia (Butterworth, Varma, Laurillard, 2011; Geary, 2011). But having difficulties with mathematics does not always imply having dyscalculia! […]

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Apr19

The Role of Working Memory in Learning Mathematics

The Role of Working Memory in Learning Mathematics

Memory and learning Skills such as memory, attention, or information processing speed are important indicators of academic learning. Of all these general cognitive abilities, various studies have shown that working memory plays an important role in the process of learning (Gathercole et al, 2004; Passolunghi & Lanfranchi, 2012). Working memory supports a series of cognitive […]

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