The summer holidays are finally here for blog readers in the Southern Hemisphere, interestingly, those in the Northern Hemisphere on winter holiday breaks may find this information just as useful. Children are happy to be home, playing with friends and enjoying the sunshine. We know you don’t want to think about going
It seems like the school year is just starting, but time will fly by and testing will be here before we know it. With most students taking standardized tests online this year, it’s important to prep learners to ensure they adequately demonstrate their true abilities. I’ve put together my top 5 tips which
Do you have a bedtime routine in your house? Get creative with incorporating maths into an existing routine. We can’t make any promises about getting your child to actually go to bed though..! Timing the routine 1. Determine the steps expected for your routine. Examples may include: bath, pyjamas on, brushing teeth, etc. 2.
A trip to the supermarket or grocery store is usually a weekly and sometimes even daily event. Bring your child along and keep them occupied with fun tasks that not only allow them to be involved with shopping for your family but also incorporate maths skills. 1. Cost of Meals Step 1: If
Going to a pool, swimming in one in your backyard or even taking a trip to the beach are great summer activities. With math all around us, a day near the water can be a great opportunity to develop and practice math skills. These activities can also be completed out of the water, in a
No matter where in the world you are or how you write the date today (15/08 or 08/15), August 15 2017 is Pythagorean Theorem Day! 8² + 15² =17² OR 15² + 8² = 17² This doesn’t happen every year so it’s mathematically special! Pythagorean Theorem Day or Pythagoras’ Theorem Day can be celebrated today,
Whether your child plays on a team, individually or even watching sports, it’s easy to incorporate a few quick activities to keep up with maths practice. How long was practice? 1. Write down the time when you and/or your child are getting out of the car for practice or a game. 2. When you
What do yellow pigs and the number 17 have in common? We aren’t sure either, but today is Yellow Pig Day and it’s a day to celebrate the unique number of 17. Join us! Why is the number 17 so special? Let’s first find out if 17 is prime or composite with
Throughout your child’s education, they will be required to write assessments to demonstrate what they have learned throughout the school year. This can be a very stressful time for students. Check out our top 10 tips that you can share with your child to set them up for success. 1. Keep a positive attitude throughout
Communication skills are essential for a child to grow and interact successfully with the world. Communication usually begins with simple body language, gestures and vocalisations. As children progress to verbal communication, they naturally develop an early understanding of their native language. Making the connection between verbal expression and written communication is much more
The afternoon of the first day of school can be a slippery slope for children if they’re not careful. Children may get caught in the difference between holiday free time and after school free time. It is in this after school time that the balance of homework and extra-curricular activities need to be
Well it is that time when the joys of Christmas and New Year are fading and in the distance the return to school is looming. In the spirit of New Year Resolutions, what are your aspirations for your child/ children at school this year? Every parent wants the best for their child.
We live in a society powered by technology. Constant engagement with our smartphones, tablets, laptops and other internet-based technologies is swiftly becoming the norm. Research indicates that prolonged exposure to these devices is not only changing the way we work and play, it is also dramatically affecting the way we think and, as
It was recently announced that schools in Finland, a country that has often been recognised as a pioneer in the field of education, are implementing a major shift in their education system. Students from the age of 16 will no longer study individual subjects such as mathematics, English and history. Instead, they will
Gamification is when elements of game design are applied outside of a traditional gaming environment. Some examples of gamification include health and fitness apps that track activity and shopping loyalty cards, where consumers rack up points for their purchases. Applying elements of gamification in the learning process engages and motivates students in the same way that