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May28

Have Fun Solving Kenken Puzzles!

Have Fun Solving Kenken Puzzles!

In today’s post we’re going to learn how to solve Kenken puzzles. Kenken is a very entertaining game that exercises our calculation capacity and strategical and logical thinking. Sounds good, doesn’t it? The objective of a Kenken puzzle is to fill a grid with numbers by following the instructions given: No number can appear more than once in […]

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May21

Systems of Measurement: British Imperial vs U.S. Customary Units

Systems of Measurement: British Imperial vs U.S. Customary Units

In today’s post we’re going to take another look at the differences we find in mathematics in different parts of the world. This time, we’re going to compare the British Imperial and U.S. Customary systems of measurement and find out why their equivalences are different. Two systems of measurement have traditionally been used in Anglophone […]

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May14

Division Exercises Solved Using the Singapore Method

Division Exercises Solved Using the Singapore Method

In this post, we’re going a reference a previous one where we looked at the different types of division problems that exist according to how the problem is formulated. Taking these problems as examples, we’re going to look at different strategies to solve division exercises using the Singapore method. The first are division exercises involving repetition or equal […]

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Apr30

Is It Good to ¨Mix¨ Alternative Algorithms, Such as ABN, with Traditional Ones?

Is It Good to ¨Mix¨ Alternative Algorithms, Such as ABN, with Traditional Ones?

We often receive enquires about the compatibility of the use of Smartick and learning alternative algorithms that differ from the more traditional ones. To ease the concerns of moms and dads who might think that what their children learn at school could conflict with what they work on with Smartick, we wanted to offer an answer in this post. We’ll […]

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