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

Teaching for mastery

Driven by the demands of the school curriculum, the need to get through each topic in a set period can often force us to rush students through content. In an ideal world, all students would be given as much time as they need to build understanding. Mastery learning is an educational philosophy discussed

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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

Educational Activities for the Weekend

The school week is over and your children are ready to put their learning on pause and partake in all sorts of activities like Saturday cartoons, weekend sports and birthday parties. But your child’s weekend doesn’t have to be restricted to either learning or fun, it is possible to have your cake and eat it

Happy Birthday Mathletics Canada!

On April 28th we celebrate the eighth anniversary of our first school using Mathletics in Canada! As we blow out the candles, we are reminded of Mathletics Canada’s humble beginnings within Calgary in 2009. Since then, the office has grown to 25 passionate and diverse staff members. “I want to make a difference in this

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Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Teachers

It's time to stop reminiscing about the past year and think about the new year ahead! The yearly tradition of resolutions is among us so let's start brainstorming.  Here are the Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for Teachers: Happy New Year! Get the thinking caps on To get your students focused on the

Encouraging things you can tell your students

In a classroom setting teachers tend to do the majority of the talking thus it is no surprise to see many education programs emphasizing the importance of effective communication. Nevertheless, it can be difficult to keep in mind those long university lectures when faced with a class of students that have varying communication and learning

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Incorporate Math in the Holidays

The holidays are right around the corner and children are buzzing with anticipation for such a wonderful time of year. Mathematics impacts us every day and the holidays are a wonderful way to incorporate math in a fun and unique way into a child’s life. Here are some ideas! In the classroom:  Holidays are such

Dan Haesler on Blogging with Purpose

Dan Haesler unlocks the power of the blog Dan Haesler discusses how to enhance teaching and learning through blogs and discusses three key types: teachers' professional blogs, classroom blogs and individual student blogs.  Dan tells us why and how to access this powerful tool and includes links to get you started. Dan Haesler will

Why gaming CAN actually be good – a parent’s perspective…

We are always interested to hear parents' feedback and opinions around gaming and their childrens' computer use.  Whilst our e-learning products contain gaming elements in a purely educational environment, we are aware that many of your children will be also be active gamers - about which you will all have conflicting views, we are sure!

Teaching in the Spotlight: Mathletics @ Coomera Rivers SS

Students at Coomera Rivers SS are pure gold! Principal Vic Graham, Deputy Principal Wendy Artz and students at Coomera Rivers SS, Qld In recognition of the outstanding results attained this year by the students at Coomera Rivers State School, Jenny Fahey from Mathletics was invited to attend their Junior Assembly for Gold Certificate

Mathletics welcome the ACT’s first Lead Educator Tiffany Ward

Tiffany Ward, Canberra achieves Mathletics Lead Educator Certification My name is Tiffany Ward and I have been in the teaching profession for 4 ½ years. The Mathletics Lead Educator Program has provided me with a chance to implement, deliver and evaluate a school wide action plan. I currently teach a Year 5 enrichment class which

The Reading Eggspress Comprehension Gym

What is comprehension? Comprehension is the ability to read a text, engage with it and extract meaning. It is one of the key components in the reading process. Sometimes students might appear to be confident readers and may read a passage aloud with fluency and expression in their voice. However, when questioned, they may not

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Mathletics: an opportunity for Teaching and Learning

The Mathletics Teacher Console provides the opportunity!   Print a worksheet from eBooks to support your teaching of a concept – ideal in group rotations or create a custom workbook to cater for individual needs When teaching new concepts, project the interactives within eBooks on your IWB to visually support students and engage a classroom discussion.   See these

Online Learning takes off at Yamba Public School

Benefits of Mathletics & Reading Eggs at Yamba Public School Yamba Public School fosters learning opportunities for their students using online education platforms. Alan Anderson, from Yamba Public School, shares how they have achieved whole school participation in two of our online learning programs, namely ABC Read Eggs and Mathletics. These are excellent programs as

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