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Reflections on educational reform

We believe that education and learning are essential human endeavors. We also believe that the 3Cs are irreplacable in learning: Connection, Conversation and Care. Our writing embodies an honest reflection of our work, mission, values and experiences.

Exploding dots and accelerated learning

The problem with X . The islands in exploding dots take a steep leap from division to algebra. Most of our members (Grade 6, 11 yo) decided that it was beyond them. Our opinion is that the content is well within their grasp, but their lack of knowledge and introduction to..

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Exploding dots and inverted classrooms

When one teaches, two learn . Situations that force us to explain something in a simple fashion make us realize that our understanding is not as deep as we imagined. Ensuring that such situations are naturally abundant is the biggest challenge in education. Being a part of a..

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Exploding dots and inquiry based learning

A Zen Story (probably) . Once there was a master that wanted his students to develop their intuition and look at problems from different perspectives. So he gave each of his students a very difficult problem to solve. As they kept working on their problems, the master walked..

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Global Math Week at Puthir - Part 1

When our son was in first grade, he religiously collected shiny red seeds in our neighborhood and in his school. One day, when our discussions veered towards multiplication and division, these red seeds came in as a prop for grouping and sorting. These early discussions laid the..

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