If Michelle and her three children add up their ages it is exactly half the combined ages of their neighbours Norm and Betty. How old might everyone be?

## Using Virtual Manipulatives: A Matific Webinar

Please join veteran teachers and math curriculum experts Kari Till & Lauren McCrone as they discuss how to incorporate virtual manipulatives into your daily teaching. They share current research on how students respond to these manipulatives and incorporate examples from computer-based learning.

## Matific Brainteaser

What is the smallest number of cuts you can make to split one meter of wood into 12 identical pieces? That’s right. We are getting all metric on you!

## How Siblings Help With Math

There is a benefit to having more than one child, aside from the obvious. Parents who choose to have no more than one will argue – of course. And they look like they have a point, with their brushed hair and ability to construct coherent sentences. However, they are missing out on one crucial advantage […]

## Using Data To Drive Instructional Decisions: A Matific Webinar

In this webinar we discuss strategies and techniques for using data to drive your instruction. We will share tracking techniques, processes, and how you can use results to improve your teaching.

## Tips On Improving Memory

There are many reasons why kids struggle with math. Math anxiety is one factor that we often write about but another major reason that kids battle is memory. When your child’s working memory is being overloaded for storing basic numerical facts, then there is little space left for other endeavours. It’s hard to understand more […]

## Math Resource Breaks National Trends In Elementary Mathematics

Elementary school students show 34% improvement in math scores December 2016 – Reassuring results come at a good time for teachers as PISA and TIMSS suggest a steady decline in mathematics across the country. A recent research report has found Matific, a new mathematics resource that is aligned to U.S. curricula, helped increase students’ math […]

## Where Is The Nobel Prize For Mathematics?

There’s a myth, beloved by math teachers and professors everywhere, surrounding the conspicuous absence of a Nobel Prize for mathematics. It goes that Alfred Nobel, the award’s Swedish founder, snubbed the field after discovering his wife’s affair with mathematician Gosta Mittag-Leffler. This myth has long since been debunked by fact-checker website Snopes, which lists several […]