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Oct11

Frustration and Failure as Instruments of Education

Frustration and Failure as Instruments of Education

Various scientific studies, such as those by Walter Mischel, Martin Seligman, and Angela Duckworth, among others, confirm that cognitive ability, measured by IQ, is not a reliable indicator of success and achievements that help us to have a happier life or greater academic and social success. Things like a professional career, stable family life, not […]

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Oct09

What Makes Smartick Different from Mathletics?

What Makes Smartick Different from Mathletics?

Nowadays, we aren’t short of options. We are no longer restricted to only choosing the types of cereal or toothpaste we want. The diversity of alternatives has found its way to important decisions. Now, everything from choosing the type of school to selecting extracurricular online programs are part of the decision-making process. With that being […]

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Oct07

Motivation – Evidence Based Education

Motivation – Evidence Based Education

In this post, we are going to continue analyzing the book How I Wish I’d Taught Maths by Craig Barton. This book is focused on evidence-based education and today we are going to talk about the second chapter, Motivation. Motivation Models Barton explains that he was a geek and has always like mathematics. However, when he […]

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Oct03

What Sets Smartick Apart from Other Programs?

What Sets Smartick Apart from Other Programs?

The goal and mission behind Smartick is quite simple. We want to help children master the foundations of math and develop lifelong traits like perseverance and a strong work ethic along the way. How exactly? The answer is multifaceted and a bit more comprehensive. First and foremost, an online mathematics method that immediately corrects exercises […]

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Sep30

The Associative Property and Mental Math

The Associative Property and Mental Math

In today’s post, we will see how useful the associative property can be when we want to do mental math with addition and multiplication. To begin, I would recommend that you review these earlier posts from our blog about the associative property that could be very useful: Addition and Multiplication Multiplication What is the associative […]

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Sep27

Using Perseverance and Discipline to Reach Your Goals

Using Perseverance and Discipline to Reach Your Goals

The human brain is made up of neurons which are cells specifically belonging to our central nervous system. Neurons connect to each other through synapses that allow for information to be exchanged between them. When we learn something new it establishes a new connection between neurons and each time we go over that again, the […]

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Sep25

Reasoning Games to Improve Mathematics

Reasoning Games to Improve Mathematics

Reasoning and Mathematics Reasoning is a fundamental component of intelligence. It is the capacity to adapt and confront new situations in a flexible way. In the field of mathematics and science, it has been seen that it plays an important role, in particular visuospatial. (Nath & Szücs, 2014; Wai, Lubinski, & Benbow, 2009). In other […]

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Sep19

How to Help Our Children with Their Homework

How to Help Our Children with Their Homework

  We live at 200 miles per hour. Between children, work, home life, cooking meals, a social life, and then the activities, plans, and tasks that fill up our agendas, we are surviving day to day. But when the dust settles and we get home, we are faced with homework! How can I help my […]

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Sep13

10 Steps to Introduce Routines to Kids

10 Steps to Introduce Routines to Kids

The Austrian psychiatrist and educator, Rudolf Driekurs, speaks about routines in one of his books and says that ”Routine is to a child what walls are to a house: it gives boundaries and dimensions to his life. No child feels comfortable in a situation in which he doesn’t know exactly what to expect. Routine gives […]

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Sep11

More Insights From a Leading Education Expert

More Insights From a Leading Education Expert

September is here! For many, this means the end of summer and back to school. Of course, there are kids whose academic term is already well underway. At Smartick, the summer holidays have come and gone and we are excited to see what this fall brings. Particularly, to kick off this month with a breath […]

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