5 Facts About Math Kangaroo: Is Your Child Ready?

If you're the parent of a child who loves math or is curious about math, you may have heard of a competition called Math Kangaroo, an international math contest that takes place on Thursday, March 16th for children in grades 1 through 12. If you haven't registered for this year, there are a few things you might not know about this math contest:

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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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The Implicit Discouragement: Raising Savvy Math Girls

The rallying cry is beginning its slow crescendo. In her brilliant piece, "Calling all Moms, stop saying that!" Nicole Bryan discusses how frequently we moms discourage our girls from pursuing math without meaning to. Kelly Wallace expands on the same, citing renound academic Jo Boaler and her experiences with "damaged" Stanford undergrads and grads - all wounded by the false assumption that...

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