Learning Statistics with Risk – the Board Game

Playing board games can be beneficial for our children’s development, and games like chess offer extra benefits, like academic enhancement and brain development. Some board games, such as Risk – the board game – can help children learn about Math, in particular, statistics. It can be difficult for some children to get into Math when they don’t see the real-life benefits to allContinue reading “Learning Statistics with Risk – the Board Game”

Mental Math Secrets: Learning the Tricks Behind the Math

Math is one of those subjects that many students struggle with – but it’s one of those subjects that you really can’t afford to ignore. Even if you aren’t struggling with it, you can always afford to be a little better at it. You may even have watched those individuals with amazing mental math abilities and wishedContinue reading “Mental Math Secrets: Learning the Tricks Behind the Math”

Books: Maths Quest – Choose Your Own Math Adventure…

Maths Quest is a series of 4 books written by David Glover – research scientist and math and science teacher. I bought them when G1 was very little, thinking they were stories about Math that he would enjoy listening to. I didn’t realise that they contained Math problems that the reader has to solve along theContinue reading “Books: Maths Quest – Choose Your Own Math Adventure…”

Resources: Free Online Math Sites for Kids

In this age of the Internet, educational resources are available in abundance. There are many quality sites that offer resources that are not only fun but also free. Here are just a handful of the many math programs available to children on the Internet that may be utilised for free: Number Games Soft Schools: Counting Games PBS Kids:Continue reading “Resources: Free Online Math Sites for Kids”

The Myth of Ability: Nurturing Mathematical Talent in Every Child with JUMP Math

It’s a common thing to hear a person lament that she has “no head for math” or that he struggles with learning a second language because there is an inherent belief that we all have a natural inclination for specific subjects. Some of us just find it easy and others are doomed to struggle for allContinue reading “The Myth of Ability: Nurturing Mathematical Talent in Every Child with JUMP Math”

Math Apps: Dragon Box Elements – Mastering Geometry Through Play

Dragon Box Math Apps first came onto our radar when we discovered DragonBox Algebra. It was so cool and so fun, I don’t think my boys even suspected that they were learning Math when they played it. I thought it was such a cleverly designed way of teaching algebra to children that when We Want to Know AS,Continue reading “Math Apps: Dragon Box Elements – Mastering Geometry Through Play”

The Ultimate Right Brain Math Program from Owlissimo

The Shichida Math Program was originally a 65 Day Math Program – the details of which you can read about here. Unfortunately, the details of the program were a bit vague and left open to interpretation from the notes. The program has since been re-released as the 63 Day Math Program and claimed to be even more effectiveContinue reading “The Ultimate Right Brain Math Program from Owlissimo”

Math Apps – Montessori MatheMAGICs: Dynamic Division

My mother was a Math teacher so Math has always been firmly drilled into me as a very important subject. As such, I’m always looking for new ways to teach the boys Math. The following app came to my attention recently and I think it’s hit the nail on the head for teaching children aboutContinue reading “Math Apps – Montessori MatheMAGICs: Dynamic Division”

Math Apps: Splash Math Classroom Edition – Free Trial!

Do you remember Splash Math by Study Pad? Just in case you missed it, check out our review of Splash Math. If you’ve seen it and you love it, you’ll be delighted to know that Splash Math is now available in a special Classroom Edition for teachers! Splash Math for Teachers! To celebrate the launchContinue reading “Math Apps: Splash Math Classroom Edition – Free Trial!”

BrillKids Celebrates Children’s Book Day, Easter, and World Book Day with 20% Off

Children’s Book Day International Children’s Book Day has been celebrated on 2 April (the birth date of Hans Christian Andersen) since 1967. It is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to bring attention to children’s books… World Book Day The actual date of World Book Day seems a little contentious. According to the World BookContinue reading “BrillKids Celebrates Children’s Book Day, Easter, and World Book Day with 20% Off”