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Learn mathematics with Smartick. Exercises, tutorials, problems and teaching resources for children learning elementary mathematics. Here you will find posts about mathematics to make learning easier and more fun.

May28 Why is it so important for children to lose their fear and master math? Beyond grades at school, mastering math is a huge advantage for anyone, and starting at a young age makes it much easier to do so. Here are 10 reasons why your children should master math 1. They won’t fail in […]

May18

## Learn Everything About the Properties of Powers In this post, we are going to explain the properties of powers. We will also try to justify the reasoning for following them. Before we begin, let’s remind ourselves of what a power is. What Is a Power? A power is the product of a number multiplied by itself a certain number of times. In […]

May04

## 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 […]

Apr20

## Adding Fractions with Different Denominators We are going to begin this post about adding fractions with three very simple questions: 1. If you had one apple and were given two apples, how many apples do you have now? 2. If you had one apple and were given half an apple, how many apples do you have now? 3. If you […]

Apr13

## Elementary Geometry – Open Lines In this post, we are going to discover what an open line is and how it is different from a closed line. We will also see different types of open lines. Before we begin, take a look at this post about straight and curved lines to refresh your memory. Open Lines We know that a […]

Apr06

## 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 […]

Mar30

## 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 […]

Mar23

## 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 […]

Mar16

## Equivalent Fractions on a Number Line Today we are going to learn how to solve activities related to the representation of fractions on a number line and the amplification and simplification of fractions. To do this we need to use equivalent fractions. It is easy to represent a fraction on a number line when it is divided into the same number […]

Mar09

## Reducible Equations: What Are They? How Do We Solve Them? In this post, we are going to explain reducible equations with several examples taken from Smartick’s daily sessions. We will begin with some easier examples, and work our way toward those that are more complicated. If you need to review what an equation is, and its terms, you can take a look at this previous […]

Mar02

## Why Are Examples Important When Teaching Mathematics? 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 are going to highlight the role that examples play in teaching mathematics and how to use them instead of mere definitions and instrumental rules. Examples vs. Definitions It is clear […] 