Advice on teaching mathematics (for parents):

It’s been demonstrated that learning a language is harder than learning mathematics. Language involves complex rules – syntax, spelling, and grammar. So if your kids can speak, why do they struggle with math? Here’s an analogy – students in Calgary high schools learn Spanish (or French) for 3 YEARS! And they come out of the […]

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How much schoolwork is enough?

One of my students used to maintain an average in the 70s… Across all his classes. One day he said – “I looked at my math mark, my physics mark and my English… And I realized I was the common factor.” Within a month his tests and quizzes were repeatedly coming back in the 90s. […]

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What is school?

Franklin Painter summarizes education and, in turn, school, quite well: “…look for the explanation of the system of education in the national ideal as revealed in its religion, art, social customs and form of government… The school, originally organized as an instrumentality of the Church, is needed to re-enforce the other institutions… It is in […]

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Writing a Journal

Some hints to journaling: Start at the beginning of the book and progress – don’t skip around, there’s no need. The bound pages keep your ideas in relative chronological order. Sometimes I add dates to remember when I had an idea. Questions are fantastic but make sure you ask the right questions: If you have […]

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Successful People Write and Reflect

If I told you that if you smoked you were 20 times more likely to develop lung cancer, would you stop or never pick up smoking?[1] Let’s ask a question with similar outcomes – if Eminem, Bill Gates, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber, Oprah, Richard Branson, Warren Buffet, Peyton Manning, Einstein and a majority of successful […]

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Before you begin

I generally do not use significant figures in my workbooks UNLESS it is the question pages. All the practice questions involve significant figures. Make sure you read the chapter on significant figures (print them out and have them as you do calculations if needed) and apply the rules if your instructor/marker is strict on them! […]

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