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Should STEM Become STEAM?

There is currently a debate about whether STEM should become STEAM. For those who aren’t in the know (I wasn’t), this is not a spelling issue. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Some voices are calling for an ‘A’ to make an appearance and, in this case, the ‘A’ means Arts. Why does […]

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Photographers Need Math

So you have a child who is artsy. They’ve taken some shots on your phone (which they grabbed from your handbag without permission) applied a filter and have three thousand likes on a mysterious Instagram account that you never authorized. Their calling is clearly photography, and they will tell you, with conviction, that actually they […]

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On Math Confidence

Here at Matific we write a lot about math anxiety, those who suffer from it and the long-term impact. But what about math confidence? Just as math anxiety affects marks, being able to relate to math is actually linked to having better results. How does this work? Well, a new study by University of Washington […]

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How Do You Get To Ten?

By playing counting games with different types or colors of objects, you are preparing your kindergartens for addition.  With our String A Bead episode, children start with an empty string and various beads.  They are the asked to put a specific number of beads on the string.  But, here is the fun part – they […]

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Exploring Symmetry

Exploring symmetry lines can be a fun, yet challenging lesson for fourth-graders.   Using manipulatives can really help students to internalize the concept.  When kids play our episode Symmetry Lines, they have the opportunity to draw on shapes and discover if they are symmetrical or not. If you don’t have a computer in class, you can check out […]