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  • OUR EXPERT ANSWERS #9: Teaching Math to the New Generations

    Sunil tells us about the 96th NCTM Annual Meeting From April 13 to 16, our Math specialist Sunil Singh was in San Francisco attending the 96th National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting with more than 9000 peers. One of the main topics discussed was how could math teachers…

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  • The Mystery Triangle

    Sonya puts your brain to the test! Sonya wants to check if you are ready for the end of year exams and has given you a new challenge! Place the numbers 1 to 9 in the circles of the triangle so that the sum of the numbers on each side…

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  • The People Behind Buzzmath: Richard

    His mission: create useful, unique and innovative tools Richard joined the Scolab team this year. Meet our product manager. Me at Scolab For almost 20 years, I have been working in education and development of educational material, from traditional publishing to technology. My current role within Scolab is to develop…

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  • The Math Revolution: Its Time Has Come!

    Math education is moving forward. Let’s be a part of it! Buzzmath’s expert Sunil Singh pursues his thoughts about what is 21st century Math education. In this article, he tells you why, for the first time ever, math education is about to break with inert ideas of the last past…

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  • OUR EXPERT ANSWERS #8: Ask Sunil: “Why?”

    Sunil Let us Struggle with Mathematics “Interesting and I loved fractions too in school. Only question on my mind is why partition into six boxes? Maybe I’m stupid” – Patricia. Facebook comment about the video: OUR EXPERT ANSWERS #6: “How can we explain fractions without using division?” No Patricia, you’re…

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  • Find the missing number

    Start the month off on the right foot with one of Sonya’s challenges! For Sonya’s early May challenge, find the number that replaces the question mark. Did you find it? Try solving more of Sonya’s brain teasers, then put your students and friends to the test!

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  • Best social mentions for April

    What happened in April on our social media? After the great debate sparked by our Math expert Sunil Singh’s video: “How can we explain fractions without using division?”, many of you chimed in with your reactions to his new video “The Easiest Way to Divide”. Thank you for sharing your…

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  • Our expert talks: I Left My Heart In San Francisco

    Our expert tells us about the 96th NCTM Annual Meeting The 96th National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting , held in San Francisco from April 13 to 16, attracted more than 9000 math teachers. Our Math specialist, Sunil Singh was among the many attendees at this major Math…

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  • OUR EXPERT ANSWERS #7: “The Easiest Way to Divide”

    How to Make Fractions with Dots? In his last video, our Math specialist Sunil Singh showed us how to explain fractions without doing a single division. This time, he kicks it up a notch by showing us how we can solve division with big numbers using only dots! So, are divisions still as…

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  • Like a fish trying to go with the flow

    April challenge Here is Sonya’s April challenge for you! A fish is swimming against the current. Move only 3 of the 8 matches to make it swim in the opposite direction. Did you figure out which matches you can move? No? Click here to get the solution. Give Sonya’s other challenges…

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  • The People behind Buzzmath: Carl

    President and co-founder of Buzzmath Buzzmath is the brainchild of two very inquisitive minds: that of teacher Claude Laverdure and of young computer science graduate Carl Malartre. A Secondary 1 and 2 mathematics teacher, Claude designed small, educational software modules for his students. He suggested that Carl make them available…

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  • Our expert talks: Why we should let students struggle with Mathematics

    Last week, we had a great debate about our expert’s last video OUR EXPERT ANSWERS #6: “How can we explain fractions without using division?” Some of you asked Sunil to explain how he came up with 6 as the LCD. But he did not give the answer…on purpose. He tells you…

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  • What happened in March on our social media?

    Best social mentions for March What a great debate around our Math expert Sunil Singh’s latest video: “How can we explain fractions without using division?”. Many of you shared your viewpoints and ideas about the best ways to introduce fractions. Thank you! "How can we explain fractions without using division?" |…

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  • OUR EXPERT ANSWERS #6: “How can we explain fractions without using division?”

    The Truth About Fractions You may have wondered at one time or another, as a teacher or as a student: “Why is it so hard to understand fractions?” In this new video, our expert Sunil shows us through examples that it is not as difficult as we might think. Above…

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  • Only one match away from the answer!

    The last brain teaser of the month For this last brain teaser of the month, Sonya challenges you to find the number “5” by moving only one match stick. You will find the answer here. Try to solve more of Sonya’s puzzles.  

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