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How to Study Smart: 20 Scientific Ways to Learn Faster – Daniel Wong

Most of us have to learn something new at some point in our lives. Thankfully my GCSE, A level and BA days are behind me, but I still like to do short courses and if ever a fairy godmother dropped … Continue reading

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What’s the best order to learn times tables in?

Sometimes, something seems so obvious to you that you can’t imagine that other people don’t already do it. This is how I feel about times tables. I’ve always encouraged children to learn them in a particular order and have always … Continue reading

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Finding a square of a 2-digit number in your head

Recently we looked at how to square two-digit numbers ending in 5 in your head.  What about the other square numbers?  Well, there’s a quick way to do that in your head as well. Let’s look at 372. First of … Continue reading

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Multiplying 2 digit numbers by 11

Earlier this year I discovered a trick for multiplying 2 digit numbers by 11.  I taught this to some of the children I tutor to help them work out 11×11 and 11×12 which they had been struggling with but then … Continue reading

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Dyslexia Awareness Week

This week is Dyslexia Awareness Week, so it seemed a good time for a reminder of some of the posts I have written about the subject, and for some suggestions of other interesting pieces to read. Something simple that everybody … Continue reading

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Tips on how to teach your dyslexic child to read.

There are really some useful ideas in this post over at The Brain Gym Dublin for helping all readers, not just those with dyslexia. “Dyslexics have difficulty recalling words. As soon as your child has learned enough common sight words … Continue reading

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W is for…

W is for…Writing. There are already lots of tips in this A-Z of learning for making your writing better. Have another look at A is for…Adjectives, C is for…Connectives, O is for…Openers, Q is for…Quality and Quantity and V is … Continue reading

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