What is Russian Math, Anyway?

 

Last week, NPR ran a story detailing the "Russian Math" phenomenon, following the growth of the Russian School of Mathematics from a kitchen-table passion project to a school that serves over 20,000 students across the country. But what is "Russian Math," and how does it differ from other approaches?

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Math on the Go: Pre-K Edition

A previous post by Julia Turchaninova titled When it comes to introducing math, how early is too early?, says that when it comes to math, the earlier the better. She emphasizes that just like ballet or music, introducing a good number sense begins with an early start in training and that young children–between the ages of 0 and 6–experience the period of the most intense and easiest learning...

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Math on the Go! Holiday Fun

When it’s cold and dark out around this time of year, it’s the perfect time to entertain your child with fun math games and activities. Some of our most common traditions, like drawing snowflakes or decorating a tree if we celebrate Christmas, can be the perfect tool to bring more math into your child's life, especially if you work together.

 

This month's 'Math on the Go,' Holiday Edition,...

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The Ugly Truth about Motivating Your Kids

A lack of motivation for learning in children is one of the most common teacher and parent complaints that I hear. But what is it that we are really talking about and looking for in our children when it comes to motivation?

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Math On the Go! (Halloween Edition)

Family life is busy. But wouldn't it be great to fill those few minutes we have of our child's undivided attention - while driving to activities or making dinner - with a fun intellectual activity? We think so too. That's why we've created 'Math on the Go:' a list of three to five math activities that we'll provide every few weeks that you can do as a family.

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