How to teach arithmetic and make it exciting for kids 5-6 years?

EMC director, Anna Margolis, just met for a math evaluation with a 6 year old girl. It turned out that her dad regularly gives her simple arithmetic problems to do ‘on her fingers.’ […]

Math resources for parents

EMC director Anna Margolis compiled a list of books and teaching materials that help make teaching math to kids fun. […]‍

3 Active Summer Math Games for Kids

Are you looking for cool math games to play with your kids this summer? Here are a few favorites from our director Anna Margolis! […]

Math in the Time of War

This article will not be about teaching, as it usually is on our blog. We’ve been busy and would like to share a little bit with you about the life of the school in the past month. Our school was founded by people born in Ukraine and Russia. So many of us – teachers, students […]

The Green Pen Method

The first mention of the “green pen method” was in Amonashvili’s book “Zdravstvuite, deti!” (Hello, children!), published in 1983, USSR. Later on, the blogger Tatiana Ivanko began to incorporate this method and published her own article about it (although her blog no longer exists). This article became immensely popular within the Russian-speaking online community. At […]

Using Mistakes as a Learning Tool

As the age-old expression goes, “you learn from your mistakes”. At some point, the great sages of societies (you and I) realized that with a positive mindset, mistakes become the bridge to a better version of yourself. After all, life is not a race to the finish but rather a marathon of one’s own endurance. […]

Arithmetic Fluency in Kids — Learn How to Count!

Remember when you learned how to count? Actually, you probably don’t… No one does! That’s because the process of learning how to count never actually ends. Even if you get good at the basic stuff, there are always new formulas, applications, and numerical patterns to adopt. But of course, we all had to start somewhere, […]

How Math is Connected to the Calendar

The world as we know it is based on numbers. Humans are inclined to organize so that we may activate, and numbers basically make that possible. What’s amazing about numbers is that absolutely everyone on the entire globe (as far as we know) agrees upon the same numerical system – a base 10 system. That’s […]

How Different Countries Approach Math Education

There is no one way to approach learning and teaching math. Aside from the innumerable systematic approaches to mathematics, different countries around the world approach math in their own way. Some use strict routine and standardized testing. While others use large amounts of freedom and minimal homework. Some countries believe math to be of the […]

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