Apps: Mystery Math Town and Mystery Math Museum

If it gets the kids to practice their Math without me having to say a word, I love it. And this app does just that… Mystery Math Town by Artgig Studio, This app sends your children on a mission to help a friendly and curious little ghost rescue the fireflies that are hidden in Mystery Math Town whereContinue reading “Apps: Mystery Math Town and Mystery Math Museum”

Educational Programs: BrainPop

What is BrainPop? BrainPop is an animated educational program for kids covering various topics under Science, Health, Technology, Math, Social Studies, Arts & Music and English. The content is communicated through movies, and retention is reinforced with quizzes and activity pages. BrainPop covers material appropriate for children across all ages from Kindergarten through Secondary school.Continue reading “Educational Programs: BrainPop”

Encouraging Early Numeracy

We’ve touched on the importance of helping our children develop a strong foundation in Math in an earlier article, but here’s more about the benefits of teaching children math and starting early… Why is Math Important? 1. Young children have an innate intuition with math “A lot of children find symbolic arithmetic quite difficult and tedious” butContinue reading “Encouraging Early Numeracy”

Resources: New Math / i-Maths

Some time back, a friend helped me get a series of Math kits called “New Math”. I never wrote about them because most of the kit is in Chinese and I had no proper source for them. Recently, I passed by a new branch of UCMAS that had opened near Hercules’ school and noticed that they wereContinue reading “Resources: New Math / i-Maths”

Making Math Relevant to Our Children

Aristotle has never really liked Math. Getting him to practice his arithmetic is like pulling teeth out without anaesthetic. Perhaps it is because of this that I have always assumed he was weak at Math and being the daughter of a Math teacher, this bothered me greatly. For a long time, I have searched forContinue reading “Making Math Relevant to Our Children”

Introducing Splash Math Online (plus Giveaway and Promotion!)

UPDATE! Promotion and Giveaway has ended. Successful kids have a strong foundation in the 3 Rs – Reading, ‘Riting, and ‘Rithmetic. Last week, our focus was reading. This week, R is for arithmetic! To kick start our week, I would like to introduce: Splash Math Online If you are aware of Splah Math Apps by StudyPad, then you’llContinue reading “Introducing Splash Math Online (plus Giveaway and Promotion!)”

Successful Kids have a Strong Foundation in the 3 R’s

There is more to success than academics, but I believe there are three key basics that you can’t do without – the 3 R’s (reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic), although why they call it the 3 R’s is beyond me. Yes, the 3 R’s are important. Every parent knows that. Why would I even have to write aboutContinue reading “Successful Kids have a Strong Foundation in the 3 R’s”

Apps: Zorbit’s Math Adventure

We were recently invited to try a new Math App called Zorbit’s Math Adventure. It is a fun way to introduce preschoolers to the world of Math. Even if your preschooler is familiar with numbers, she will still have a lot of fun reinforcing her knowledge with this app. Zorbit’s Math Adventure is designed likeContinue reading “Apps: Zorbit’s Math Adventure”

Apps: iTooch Educational Series for Math, Science, and Language Arts

Some time back we were invited to try the iTooch educational apps series but with so much going on, it took us a while to get around to it. I’m glad we finally made time for it because it is actually pretty good. The iTooch series of apps are created by eduPad. What’s great about themContinue reading “Apps: iTooch Educational Series for Math, Science, and Language Arts”

Shichida’s 63 Day Math Program

According to Makoto Shichida, rapid computer-like calculation is a characteristic of the high speed automatic process function of the right brain. You infants can be taught to recognise the number of dots on cards up to 100. Eventually they can learn the answers to complex arithmetic problems before they acquire any conscious understanding of mathematics. The ShichidaContinue reading “Shichida’s 63 Day Math Program”