Mathematics of the World, part 2

By Jon 0 Comments May 10, 2011

Last time, we’ve covered some interesting topics on Math from around the world. Here, we continue with more interesting facts!

-The ancient Egyptians were probably the first to work extensively with fractions, appearing in their works as early as 1… Read the Rest

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Sharing my math scars has improved my teaching

By Alex 0 Comments May 5, 2011

Since I started teaching elementary college math at a college in the evening, I’ve learned a few ways to improve my performance as a sixth grade teacher. The biggest is sharing my own frustrations with math. Sharing math scars has helped my students b… Read the Rest

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Celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week!

By Steve 0 Comments May 2, 2011

It’s National Teacher Appreciation Week and at Sokikom we strongly believe that teachers play a key role in students development and evolution. So we’d like to thank all the teachers out there for your hard work and commitment to make a positive imp… Read the Rest

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Strategies for Teaching Multiplication Facts

By Jennifer 0 Comments April 28, 2011

In the classroom today, students struggle to learn their multiplication facts. It has been a highly debated topic about whether or not students need to know their multiplication facts and if they truly have ever used them outside the classroom. Whatever… Read the Rest

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Egg Drops improve problem solving skills

By Alex 0 Comments April 26, 2011

Every year, dozens of eggs survive the two-story drop from our school balcony because of students’ succsessful problem solving. This year was no egg-ception! Overall, our 4th - 8th graders were 79% successful - only 12 projects failed.

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Puzzles in the classroom

By Jennifer 0 Comments April 21, 2011

Who said puzzles were just for early childhood students? This school year I tried something new to keep my students engaged…puzzles.

Sudoku puzzles were quite popular in Room 501. My students collaboratively worked together to solve the Daily S… Read the Rest

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What adults can learn from kids

By Steve 0 Comments April 19, 2011

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Learning is so often one directional, adults are the teachers and children are the students. And yet as this video points out, this does not always need to be the case. 12 year old Adora Svitak points out that while children… Read the Rest

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Math Trivia from around the world

By Jon 0 Comments April 15, 2011

Here at Sokikom, we constantly aim to be on the leading edge of education technology. As we look to the future, it sometimes helps to learn from the past. Let’s look into the mathematical accomplishments of people from around the world. Here’s a list of… Read the Rest

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Sokikom honored with Best Educational Software Award

By Snehal 0 Comments April 13, 2011

Sokikom’s online math social learning game for children in grades 1-6, which includes Frachine, Opirate and Treeching, won the 17th Annual Best Educational Software (BESSIE) Awards, sponsored by ComputED Learning Center, San Diego’s leading computer… Read the Rest

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Results from the Education Innovation Summit

By Snehal 0 Comments April 12, 2011

Sokikom was presented the award for the best company in the category of educational gaming and adaptive learning at the Education Innovation Summit held at ASU Skysong last week. The conference brought together leaders of public policy, large education … Read the Rest

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