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Bedtime – time for Maths!

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. [...]

By |September 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Maths at the supermarket

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 [...]

By |September 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Math at the pool

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 [...]

By |August 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Pythagorean Theorem Day

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, [...]

By |August 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Ways to incorporate maths during sports

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 [...]

By |August 10th, 2017|0 Comments

What is Yellow Pig Day? Why July 17?

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 [...]

By |July 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Top 10 Assessment Technique Tips

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 [...]

By |March 19th, 2017|2 Comments

The importance of spelling for all aspects of learning

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 [...]

By |February 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

3 ways to help your child balance homework and free time

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 [...]

By |January 20th, 2017|1 Comment

6 things you can do to assist your child with their schooling in 2017

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. [...]

By |January 13th, 2017|0 Comments

The impact of technology on our brain’s ability to learn

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 [...]

By |November 25th, 2016|0 Comments

What can we learn from new changes to the Finnish education system?

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 [...]

By |November 17th, 2016|1 Comment

Applying Gamification to Learning

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 [...]

By |November 14th, 2016|0 Comments

12 additions to the dictionary that prove we’re definitely in 2016

Four times a year the Oxford English Dictionary is updated to keep up with the ever-changing English language. This includes revising existing entries and, of course, adding new words that Oxford deem worthy of becoming part of the 600,000+ word family. While there are many uneventful editions, there are many that will [...]

By |October 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Helping Our Kids to Fail

There is nothing more heartbreaking than watching your child’s hopes and dreams being dashed. The first time your child comes home from school in tears or with a heavy heart is an unforgettable moment. It might be because they have failed the expectations of their friends, their own standard of schoolwork or an [...]

By |October 27th, 2016|0 Comments