Holiday Math!

The Summer Slide Research from Duke University shows that students lose an average of 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in computational ability over the summer. This holidays, beat the Math slide with these awesome Math resources… Math Planet – Play Power Labs Designed by learning scientists at Carnegie Mellon University and tested in hundredsContinue reading “Holiday Math!”

5 Reasons to Get Kids into Robotics

Leon Sterling, Professor emeritus, Swinburne University of Technology is an advocate for the teaching of robotics in schools and here’s why: Children find it fun – the two most engaging ways to introduce IT into the curriculum are robotics and computer game design. It is an effective way of introducing programming to students: Programming can be too abstract forContinue reading “5 Reasons to Get Kids into Robotics”

Math Resources for Learning the Times Tables

There comes a time in Math when your child will need to memorise the multiplication tables. Here are 7 resources that will hopefully help make that process a little less painful… Introducing Times Tales DVD The Times Tales DVD is a two-part video series that has taught hundreds of kids their times tables in anContinue reading “Math Resources for Learning the Times Tables”

Buyer’s Guide to the Complete Life of Fred Series

Unless you’re new to homeschooling, chances are, you have already heard about the “Life of Fred”. This series has grown so much in popularity that it has become the new buzzword in the homeschooling world. For any child struggling to understand math concepts, Fred is ever ready to jump in and help! You may be wondering why the LifeContinue reading “Buyer’s Guide to the Complete Life of Fred Series”

How Can We Support Math Learning at Home?

These methods for teaching math are based on a better understanding of how children learn. The intention is for the students to understand the “why” behind the shortcuts in math that we are taught to memorise. As a result, they help more students develop their confidence in math. 3 Stages of Learning Jerome Bruner identified three stagesContinue reading “How Can We Support Math Learning at Home?”

Brilliant Science Board Games

Educational Board Games on Amazon. What do you do when you need to keep the kids indoors, but you don’t want them tearing up the place or being glued to a screen? Play board games, of course! And what better way to entertain them then with Science Board Games that will make a fun familyContinue reading “Brilliant Science Board Games”

Educents Online Learning Resources

Don’t miss these bargains from Educents – available for a limited time only! 1-Year Subscription to PetraLingua Online Language Course Who is it for? Beginner language learners 5-9 What is included? Your choice of: English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, German or French; 12 months subscription. Each Online Multimedia Language Course includes: 20 everyday topics 80 animatedContinue reading “Educents Online Learning Resources”

Math Resources: Free Online Math Programs

The only way to learn Mathematics is to do Mathematics – Paul Halmos So here are some great free Math resources for kids to practice their Math on… Math Playground Math Playground offers free online Math games for kids… NRICH Created by the University of Cambridge, NRICH is a project that aims to enrich the mathematicalContinue reading “Math Resources: Free Online Math Programs”

Janice VanCleave: Easy Activities that Make Learning Fun for Every Kid

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin When learning science means doing science, learning becomes an adventure! That’s exactly what Janice VanCleave’s books do… They involve kids in the learning process to keep them engaged and interested so the kids will understand more… In every book,Continue reading “Janice VanCleave: Easy Activities that Make Learning Fun for Every Kid”

Magformers – for Fun, for Creativity, for STEAM Education

It’s a bird! It’s a submarine! No, it’s Magformers!!! This super cool toy promotes fun learning by using geometric shapes to form countless, colorful structures. Kids ages 6 and up can combine triangles, squares, hexagons and pentagons by their magnetic sides to build flowers, stars, cars, spheres, and more! Magformers are not only fun, theyContinue reading “Magformers – for Fun, for Creativity, for STEAM Education”