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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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Sep28

Better Reading Comprehension Leads to Better Math Comprehension

Children reach an important milestone in their education when they go from learning to read to reading to learn. Good reading comprehension opens the door to acquiring new knowledge. Better reading comprehension has a positive impact on a child’s academic performance in all subjects where reading is the main source of information – including mathematics. […]

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