What Do The Finns Know About Teaching Math?

Around the world, educators, experts, and policy makers, find themselves surprised to learn that Finland, a wintry country adjacent to Russia, Norway, and Sweden, boasts some of the highest scores in the world for standardized tests in reading, math and science. A great deal of recent research attempts to uncover what the secret to Finnish […]

5 Ways to Prep Parents for This Year’s Math

Not only is it time to welcome students back to school, it’s time to welcome back their parents as well. Here are five things that you can do to help parents understand the math curriculum you’ll be covering for the year and things they can do to help their children.   Let parents know what […]

To Tech or Not To Tech: There Is No Question

Technology has always played a role in the classroom. Sure, things like iPads and laptops are relatively new entrants. But consider what the word “technology” means. According to Merriam-Webster.com, technology is defined (among other ways) as “a manner of accomplishing a task.” So anything that helps get something done is a kind of technology. What […]

English May Not Be the Best Language for Learning Math, but Programs Like Matific Can Help Promote Numeracy in Any Language!

English is a frustrating language to learn. There is always more than one exemption to every grammatical rule and pronunciation is far from phonetic. As it’s evolved, English has absorbed scores of words from other tongues and may have the most abundant vocabulary — depending on how you count. So native-born English speakers appear to […]

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Is That App Worth Your Time?

With tens of thousands of educational apps in the world, it’s clear that not all apps are created equally. As you play different apps, consider these five questions to determine the quality of the app. How deep does it go? Does the app offer multiple levels to scaffold a particular skill or set of skills, […]