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Every Math Class Should Be Like This One

In the video below, Justin Solonynka, a teacher at the Abington Friends School in Jenkintown, PA, uses a game he bought for his two-year-old daughter …

Family develops iPad game to inspire young girls to love math

Kathryn and David Clarke got the idea for a math practice game when their daughters were in middle school, and struggling with numbers. Decades later, they have released the game on the App Store, and it’s designed for every young girl to excel in science and math.<p>The iPad game, Mission: Math … …

Chocolate

This challenge is about chocolate. You have to imagine (if necessary!) that everyone involved in this challenge enjoys chocolate and wants to have as …

Primary Live Problems

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:<p>Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10.<p>The Man is much smaller than us. Can you …

Exploring different approaches to teaching primary maths

A good understanding of mathematics not only enhances learning in science and technology subjects, it is also a fundamental skill relevant to many aspects of everyone's working and social life.<p>As a nation we underperform in maths. The UK was recently ranked 28th out of 70 countries in terms of …

Why I became a primary school teacher: it was my lifelong ambition

If you'd asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up when I was a little boy at primary school I would have replied: "a teacher". I went to Patcham Junior school in the 1990s and I think that was a bit of a golden age for teaching.<p>I remember my primary days so clearly and how my teachers created an …

More Benefits of Mindful Living

There are more reasons why Mindfulness has been practiced for thousands of years than the widespread benefits to physical health, mental health, …

Nothing is more important than teaching compassion

As educators, we have a genuine wish to contribute to a happier society. And yet, we sometimes wonder how we can keep this intention alive and make it a reality.<p>Do you remember this letter written by a Holocaust survivor? It said: "My eyes saw what no person should witness: gas chambers built by …

Introduction to Basic Beliefs and Tenets of Buddhism

Buddhism is a religion based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, who was born in the fifth century B.C. in what is now Nepal and northern India. …