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May25

Boost Your Child’s Learning Habits

Boost Your Child’s Learning Habits

You have probably read many articles with titles like this, aimed at high schoolers, college students and young adults. There are a lot of tools available to help these groups of people. But, these tools would not be needed if learning habits and skills were taught to young children. By the time a child is […]

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Apr11

How Smartick Virtual World Games Might Help Your Child’s Math Achievement

How Smartick Virtual World Games Might Help Your Child’s Math Achievement

What is Working Memory? Math skills and achievement are related to a student’s memory, or in technical terms, their mental capacity to encode, store, and retrieve information [1,2]. There are two types of memory relevant to arithmetic operations: Long-term memory allows you to remember facts (i.e. your mother’s birthday), general knowledge (i.e. the sounds of letters), personal […]

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Jan17

The Importance of Finger Counting

The Importance of Finger Counting

Fingers are one of the most helpful tools for children in learning mathematical concepts. This is partly due to their availability; it allows children to establish one to one correspondences, or it helps to lessen the memory load of a problem thanks to having physical representations of quantities. It can even help make instantly perceive […]

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Oct12

Exercise Regularly and Learn Better!

Exercise Regularly and Learn Better!

Regular exercise has many health benefits. These benefits are not just physical, but psychological as well, because exercise affects chemicals that alter one’s mood. It has been shown that physical therapy can act as an antidepressant for some people and can accelerate the recovery process for individuals who have suffered brain injuries or strokes. Apparently, […]

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