Math

My Daugther's Math Homework Proves I'm Not Smarter Than a 5th Grader

Kathy Kaufield | Posted 05.10.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Kaufield

My 10-year-old daughter brought math questions home from school that I struggled to answer. I drew a complete blank on how to calculate the perimeter of a rectangle. Yep, I can now conclusively answer the question, "Are you smarter than a fifth grader?" No. No, I am not.

Influencing Young Women Through Math

Doina Oncel | Posted 09.24.2013 | Canada
Doina Oncel

There is something to be said about women who are meant to influence: they are doing it even when we least expect it. As women, we influence everyone ...

Shad Vallery 2012 - Not Just for Nerdy Kids

Sarena Dharshi | Posted 12.09.2012 | Canada Alberta
Sarena Dharshi

Every July, around 10 Canadian universities scattered across the country play host to 500 students from all provinces/territories and even internationally. Although the program is for open-minded high school students who are not afraid to delve into any subject and become challenged or inspired in ways they never thought possible in one month, I hope to break the stereotype that this is "nerd camp". My program consisted of 56 total Shads and we lived in residence at the university.

Leave The Emotions At The Door When House Hunting

Brennan Aguanno and Anna Kemp | Posted 10.21.2012 | Canada Business
Brennan Aguanno and Anna Kemp

An article in The Atlantic entitled "The 11 Ways That Consumers Are Hopeless at Math" reveals how businesses use fact and psychology to persuade shoppers into making purchases they normally wouldn't make. They're tricks some Canadians face at the mall, the car dealership and even the grocery store. But what about the housing market? Are Canadian house hunters having the wool pulled over their eyes? Whether you're buying, selling or just window shopping, here are three things to consider.

Kids Are Having A Harder Time Mastering Basic Math

Postmedia News | Amy Chung | Posted 11.22.2011 | Canada Living

OTTAWA -- Canada's public schools are doing a poor job of teaching basic math skills and shortchanging a generation of kids, says a study by the Front...