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How To Prevent Summer Brain Drain

There are few things more satisfying than hearing the bell ring on the last day of school for the year, with the knowledge that summer vacation is stretched out before you. I remember those months seemed open-ended with possibility, although now as a parent to a toddler they are a looming source of stress. Whether […]

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What an honor! Matific wins 2016 SIIA CODiE

Matific has participated in the SIIA CODiE Awards four years running.   Over the years, we have met some amazing judges all over the country and had fantastic experiences (and gotten some great stories along the way).  We have been honored to be included as a finalist in multiple categories all four years, side by side […]

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Five Ways To Beat Stress At School

Teaching is regularly reported as being one of the most stressful occupations, with just over half of teachers reporting that they are under great stress several days of the week. It’s a growing – and worrying – trend, contributing to rapidly increasing levels of teacher burnout: 40 to 50% of teachers leave within their first five […]

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Urban Planners Need Math

Does your child love playing Simcity? Do they think they could design your community’s facilities a lot better? Do they have an obsession with maps and transport? They could be interested in a career in urban planning and guess what? Urban planners need math. People who are drawn to urban planning tend to have a […]

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How To Talk To Kids About Math

There are many well-researched ways to reduce math anxiety. But perhaps one of the best places to start is with prevention. If you want to get your children hooked on math, and unafraid of numbers than the best thing to do is talk to them about the subject as much as possible. So here is […]