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May11

Diagnostic Questions in Mathematics Education

Diagnostic Questions in Mathematics Education

We will continue reflecting on Craig Barton’s book How I Wish I’d Taught Maths on the Smartick blog. Today, we will address the topic of diagnostic questions in mathematics education. Diagnostic Teaching Diagnostic teaching has a long tradition in mathematics education. This approach to teaching mathematics was initially developed in the 1980s, at the University […]

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May04

Incomplete Horizontal Addition and Subtraction to Develop Mathematical Flexibility

Incomplete Horizontal Addition and Subtraction to Develop Mathematical Flexibility

Today we are going to solve incomplete horizontal addition and subtraction exercises by using different strategies. In mathematics, it is important to know how to use different strategies for solving the same problem or exercise. Knowing various strategies, how to apply them, and knowing when is the best time to use each, is what we […]

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Apr27

Characteristics of Purposeful Practice

Characteristics of Purposeful Practice

In this post, we are going to continue with the latest chapter of How I Wish I’d Taught Maths, by Craig Barton, about evidence-based education. Today we will discover a type of activity that can be tailored to both novice and expert learners: purposeful practice. As we have seen in a previous post, deliberate practice […]

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Apr06

The Reason for Divisibility Criteria

The Reason for Divisibility Criteria

Sometimes we may be interested in knowing if one number is divisible by another, without having to perform a division. This is especially useful when we work with large numbers that require a lot of time for completing calculations. If you would like to refresh your memory on divisibility criteria, take a look at this […]

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Mar30

Problem Solving and Independence

Problem Solving and Independence

In this post, we are going to continue analyzing the book, How I Wish I’d Taught Maths by Craig Barton about evidence-based education. Today, we will focus on problem solving. What is a problem? This is the first question we must answer before addressing the issue. Let’s see two examples. There is a school with […]

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Mar23

Identifying Flat Symmetrical Figures

Identifying Flat Symmetrical Figures

In today’s post, I am going to present a series of exercises to practice how to identify flat symmetrical figures. To begin, I recommend that if you don’t remember symmetry or the characteristics that make a figure symmetrical very well, take a look at this previous post. You’ll be able to review all of the […]

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Mar12

Types of Programming Exercises in Smartick Coding

Types of Programming Exercises in Smartick Coding

In a previous post, we spoke about basic coding concepts: instructions and control structures. Today we will expand on the topic a bit more and explain the different programming exercises children learn with Smartick Coding. All teachers agree on the importance of reading code as much as possible in order to write it correctly. This […]

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