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Learn about education with Smartick. Interviews, testimonials, posts written by experts and current education in general. Here you will find posts about education to answer all of your questions.

Mar18

Smartick Awarded Best Homeschooling Math Program

Smartick Awarded Best Homeschooling Math Program

Homeschooling is a growing trend in countries like the United States. There, millions of families are opting for alternative, personalized teaching methods for their children. Homeschooling benefits about 2.5 million American students, with an estimated annual growth rate of 5%. In 2014, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) helped launch Smartick in the United States, where […]

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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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Mar05

Is It True That Boys Are Better at Math Than Girls?

Is It True That Boys Are Better at Math Than Girls?

  It has been shown that the level of mathematical competence, assessed in the early years of school, predicts our academic and career success (Bynner 2006). That is, kids with good math skills will have more opportunities academically, and later, in their careers. And, as surprising as it is, this relationship between math skills and future […]

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Feb27

Smartick Sessions – Better on a Big Screen

Smartick Sessions – Better on a Big Screen

In today’s post, we are going to explain why we recommend that children complete their daily Smartick sessions on devices with a big screen. Smartick is available on any device, but our students get better results if we make sure that they have an optimal experience. Designing a children’s application doesn’t mean making an easier […]

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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 Page. SmartickBrain […]

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Jan30

The Role of Emotions in Learning

The Role of Emotions in Learning

Emotion = Emovere Emotions are a sensation or perception that we feel as the result of something. It is also an impulse to an action. Emotions generate interest and empathy, and they are contagious, personal and nontransferable. They can be fleeting, stable, or lead us to another emotion. We Are Emotional Beings “We evolve, learn, […]

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Jan27

Worked Examples and Metacognition

Worked Examples and Metacognition

This is the latest post as we continue with our analysis of Craig Barton’s book, How I Wish I’d Taught Maths about evidence-based education. Today we will talk about the chapter that discusses the use of worked examples and their relation to metacognition. Together they are a fundamental element of the learning process. What Are […]

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Jan16

Single Parent Families and Education Challenges

Single Parent Families and Education Challenges

With divorce on the rise and diverse family options, single parent families are becoming more common. Whether chosen or not, this is a challenge you face daily with all the obligations – job, education, economic and personal – that come with being a single parent taking care of everything. Sometimes it is not easy to […]

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Jan13

Teaching Resources for Math Teachers

Teaching Resources for Math Teachers

In today’s post, we are going to present Smartick’s online teaching resources that can be used in the classroom by teachers- and are completely free. As you very well know, the Smartick method is based on the most innovative and effective techniques and methodologies that the education world has to offer. We put a lot […]

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Jan09

The Importance of Learning from Mistakes

The Importance of Learning from Mistakes

Nowadays, mistakes are not accepted easily and are occasionally over penalized. Sometimes school assessments focus more on failures than on learning. I see it often with some children. The fear of making a mistake paralyzes them so much that they avoid participating in class for fear of making a mistake.  Despite phrases like ”we learn […]

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Jan02

Homeschooling or Education Otherwise with Smartick

Homeschooling or Education Otherwise with Smartick

“Home education, homeschooling, and education otherwise”  are terms that refer to education at home. A form of school that develops at home within a family. This is an educational option that is practiced in many countries, mainly those in Europe, the Americas or Australia where it is more accepted and legislated. However, there are countries […]

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