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math real applications at a cake booth

[Math] Real applications

In our family, “Learning is compulsory. Schooling is optional”. Today, 10yo Jae had a hard-to-get appointment to renew his passport yet school was opened for him with short notice given. So he skipped school. There was a booth selling cakes at the immigration office, so we had a little math exploration: He was quite amazed […]

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Math tips

One child just had a math test and an upcoming school math team selection test. There are 2 potential situations: 1. Unable to solve the problem 2. Able to solve the problem but makes an error Since this child needed support on Type 2 mistakes, we had a short review session together and came up

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Eco Math

In recent years, Singapore math has included more real-world applications. Sustainability is now a huge topic globally. It involves our and our children’s future well-being. Our family is making ecobricks, to avoid sending non-recyclable plastic waste to landfills in Malaysia. Instead, we turn them into useful construction materials. The minimum mass of an ecobrick is

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