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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…

• ### 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!

• ### 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…

• ### 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…

• ### 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…

• ### 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…

• ### 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…

• ### 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…

• ### 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?" |…

• ### 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…

• ### 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.

• ### Our expert talks: The Truth About Fractions

Fractions are an important part of students’ course curriculum, and teachers are presented with the challenge of ensuring that they understand this concept. In this article, our Math expert, Sunil, shares his thoughts on the most effective methods of introducing the concept of fractions. Why is it so hard to…

• ### OUR EXPERT ANSWERS #5: “How can we make students passionate about Math?”

Curiosity for math creates love for math! Nurturing students’ curiosity about math undoubtedly instills in them a passion for math. But how do we do this? In this new video, our math expert Sunil gives you some tips and advice. To read the related article, please click here.

• ### Optical illusion

Sonya has dreamed up a new brain teaser! Ready? Sonya has another challenging puzzle for you this month. Can you tell which of the two is greater: the total area of yellow or the total area of blue? You will find the answer here. Try to solve more of Sonya’s puzzles.

• ### Our expert talks: How can we make students passionate about Math?

Math can be endlessly fascinating! This is the subject of our expert Sunil Singh’s new article. If you have any questions or experiences you would like to share with Sunil, please do so in the comments section, and he will get back to you in his next video. Nurturing a…

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