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Dec23

Learning Math in the Early Years

When thinking about math in the early years, math for little ones, we contemplate counting, first numbers, and acquiring numerical sequence. And indeed, it is at this stage where we begin to develop the ability to count. But these are not the only math topics that children can learn in the early years. There is […]

Dec16

Interleaving vs Blocked Practice to Learn Math

”What is the difference between interleaving and blocked practice?” We will be writing various entries explaining the difference between these two types of practice and how we use them in Smartick. Blocked Practice In math textbooks and classrooms, it is common for students to study a topic and then, immediately after, apply what they have […]

Dec09

Modeling Problems With Cubes

At Smartick we are committed to incorporating manipulative materials into our learning method. Although virtual environments have some natural limitations when it comes to ”manipulating” the materials themselves, we have been able to adapt them to our method to maximize learning for the underlying concepts. You can find more information about the topic in this […]

Dec04

Smartick Coding and the Importance of Programming

What is Smartick Coding? Every certain number of sessions, students that do Smartick math are presented with a Smartick Coding session. That way, they work on computational thinking that, we will discuss in this and future posts, is very closely related to mathematical, logical, and abstract thinking. Smartick Coding is an ambitious project that works from […]

Dec02

How to Find the Absolute Value of a Number

In today’s post, we are going to learn how to calculate the absolute value of a number with help from some of the exercises that we have in Smartick. The absolute value of a whole number coincides with its numerical value without having to think about the sign. It is represented with vertical bars around […]

Nov25

Cognitive Load Theory and Multimedia Learning

Let’s continue with our posts about Craig Barton’s fantastic book focused on evidence-based learning in mathematics. Today I will talk to you about the fourth chapter, which focuses on cognitive load and multimedia learning. This chapter addresses how the cognitive load is fundamentally affected by different agents involved in the teaching-learning process. Cognitive Load Theory […]

Nov18

What Is a Fraction? Learn Everything There Is to Know!

On the Smartick blog we have dedicated many entries to explaining what a fraction is, what types there are, how to do addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with them, equivalent fractions and much more! In today’s post, we are going to organize these entries to make it easier for you to find the content you […]

Nov11

Multiplication of Decimals Using Money

Today we are going to better understand the multiplication of decimals by using a very common manipulative material: money. It is going to help us understand why multiplying by 10 moves the decimal position to the right. Equivalence of Bills or Coins with Numbers First, we are going to establish the equivalence of each coin […]

Nov04

Learning with Analogies. Are Analogies Good for Learning?

We will continue talking about Craig Barton’s book, How I Wish I’d Taught Maths, in this post. As you know, the book is about evidence-based education and today we will discuss the chapter about learning with analogies. Here are some previous posts we have written about the book: Evidence-Based Education: The Story of Craig Barton […]

Oct28

Calculating the Area of Polygons

In today’s post, I am going to show you some exercises we have recently incorporated into Smartick for calculating the area of polygons. For some time we have had exercises to practice the area of figures with small squares. The way to calculate the area of these figures is very simple because all you have […]