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Facilitated discussions about math can help kids learn. PanyaStudio/shutterstock.com

Why students need more ‘math talk’

Most math classrooms feature a teacher lecturing and students quietly working on problems. But research shows that a different approach would lead to better results.
Children struggle to develop the basic “building blocks” of maths if they’re just copying down everything the teacher tells them without understanding it. From www.shutterstock.com

After school learning makes kids masters of their own maths destiny

When rote learning and parroted answers replace real engagement with the material, children are bound to battle with maths. After-school homework clubs offer a different way of thinking.
Students are encouraged to cheat when they see people getting rewarded for dishonest acts in society. Hand image via www.shutterstock.com

Why do students cheat? Listen to this dean’s words

Surveys show that 95% of high school students and 70% of college students are involved in some form of cheating.
Homework tasks that require an iPad or laptop may disadvantage low socio-economic status students. Brad Flickinger/Flickr

E-homework is widening the gap for disadvantaged students

More and more teachers are turning to technology when assigning homework. But while e-homework can make out-of-class learning more fun and interactive, research suggests that it might further disadvantage…
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Homework – what’s the point of it?

A middle school student I know came home from school with the task to recreate a medieval fort out of cake. I expect the History teacher thought this was a creative and engaging activity. This particular…

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