The Language of Functions and Graphs
Smartick » Elementary Math
by Smartick
2w ago
In our lives, we are surrounded by information and graphs are used to represent information. That is why it is important to know how to represent graphs. Not only is it ideal to know how to read and interpret them, but it also helps to know if someone is trying to deceive us when presenting data graphically. In this blog post, you will learn how to represent real world information with graphs, and also how to interpret that information. Plus there’s also something special in store, keep reading because you will be able to download a fantastic free book to continue learning about graphs. Teachi ..read more
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Multiplication Activities in Smartick
Smartick » Elementary Math
by Elizabeth Jones
3M ago
At Smartick, we have numerous exercise sequences to learn and practice multiplication. Let’s take a look at some of the beginner multiplication activities in Smartick. Concept of Multiplication Multiplication is one of the most fundamental and useful mathematical operations, used in a wide variety of contexts in daily life and science. It is defined as a binary operation that combines two numbers, called factors, to produce a third number, called the product, and is commonly represented by the symbol “x”, “·” or “*”. For example, if we want to multiply 3 by 4, we write 3 x 4 = 12. In this case ..read more
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Pythagorean Theorem: Definition, Proofs and an Example of Practical Application
Smartick » Elementary Math
by Smartick
5M ago
In this post, we are going to explore the Pythagorean theorem and some of the proofs. Finally, we will look at how to solve a problem by applying this theorem. What is the Pythagorean Theorem? A theorem in mathematics is a proposition or statement that can be proved logically and rigorously, using mathematical rules and principles. A theorem is always valid and is used to establish fundamental truths in mathematics. The Pythagorean theorem has this name because the evidence, above all, is an effort of the Pythagorean school. Pythagoreanism was a philosophical and mathematical trend associated ..read more
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How to Apply the Order of Operations
Smartick » Elementary Math
by Smartick
9M ago
The order of operations is a fundamental concept in mathematics for solving numerical expressions effectively. Understanding and applying the order of operations is very important in order to solve mathematical operations correctly, avoid common mistakes and ensure accurate results. It is essential for the understanding and the solution of algebraic expressions and equations correctly. What is the order of operations? The order of operations is the rule that establishes the order in which mathematical operations should be performed when several operations appear in the same expression, somethi ..read more
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Learn more about a special type of number puzzle
Smartick » Elementary Math
by Smartick
11M ago
In this post, we are going to look at a numerical and logic puzzle. It is very similar to Sudoku, as it requires mathematical and problem-solving skills. If you want, you can review Sudoku: What is it, and how is it solved? Now, let’s learn more about number puzzles! What is this number puzzle? It is a fun and educational mental challenge invented by Japanese mathematician Tetsuya Miyamoto in 2004. The puzzle consists of a grid of cells, just like Sudoku, but the cells are not divided into smaller regions but, instead, some cells are grouped and highlighted. They can be highlighted using a thi ..read more
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Algebraic Expressions: What are they? What are they used for?
Smartick » Elementary Math
by Smartick
11M ago
Mathematics is a universal language that allows us to describe and understand the world around us. One of the fundamental branches of mathematics is algebra, and a key tool in this discipline is algebraic expressions. In this article, we will explore what algebraic expressions are, what they are used for and how they are used in the real world. Algebraic expressions appear in the transition from primary to secondary school or in middle school, around the age of 12. And once they appear, they are here to stay. As with most things that are new and different, algebraic expressions raise a lot of ..read more
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Priming activities: What they are, benefits and examples
Smartick » Elementary Math
by Elizabeth Jones
1y ago
Do you know what priming activities are? At Smartick we call them warm-up or activation activities. In this post, we will explain more about them and their benefits for learning. What is priming? Cognitive priming is a phenomenon in which prior exposure to one stimulus influences the subsequent response to another related stimulus. This effect occurs even when the subject is unaware of the influence of the primary stimulus on his or her response. Cognitive priming thus refers to the use of prior stimuli to influence subsequent information processing. Priming activities refer to a psychological ..read more
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Number Talks: Learn Math by Talking
Smartick » Elementary Math
by Elizabeth Jones
1y ago
Number talks allow you to improve your math skills effectively and improve your attitudes towards mathematics. Have you ever wondered how to do mathematical operations quickly and accurately? Number talks are a tool that helps you develop those skills and, at the same time, works on many others such as oral expression, metacognition and self-esteem. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Definition of number talks The main idea behind number talks is to discuss among peers different mathematical situations. These situations can range from solving basic operations to more complex problems, which are not solv ..read more
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Sudokus: What are they, and how are they solved?
Smartick » Elementary Math
by Smartick
1y ago
Have you ever tried to solve a Sudoku? Sudokus are one of the most popular pastimes in the world. These puzzles require logic and problem-solving skills, so they can help you develop your maths skills. Let’s learn how to play Sudoku and some tips on how to solve them! What are sudokus? Traditionally, sudokus are number puzzles that are played on a 9×9 grid subdivided into 3×3 smaller grids. But… that is not the only type of sudoku that exists! Nowadays, we can find sudokus of different sizes and not only numerical, but also with letters or images. For example, take a look at this 6×6 sudoku pr ..read more
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Algebra Problems: 3 Types of Activities in Smartick
Smartick » Elementary Math
by Smartick
1y ago
Algebra is a branch of mathematics that focuses on the study of mathematical structures and the operations that can be performed with them. In particular, algebra focuses on the use of symbols and letters to represent numbers and mathematical expressions, making it possible to work with them in a general and abstract way. In algebra, letters and symbols are used to represent variables and constants, and operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are performed with them. In this post, we are going to see some examples of algebra problems that are posed in Smartick. Ho ..read more
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