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Author Archives: Asya Shpiro

Thinking ahead.

At the end of her Kindergarten year, my daughter’s teacher decided to introduce the concept of dimensions to the students. She explained the difference between the three-dimensional objects, like a piece of fruit, for example, and two-dimensional ones, like a … Continue reading

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How do you teach “understanding”?

In music, when someone learns to play an instrument, it’s very important to learn what the proper position for the hands is (When playing the piano, for example, your wrist is not supposed to be very low or very high; … Continue reading

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Some problems with Standardized Tests problems

The Standardized Test season is finally over for us, NYC public school students and parents. I don’t really want to discuss the pros and cons of the standardized tests here, but, rather, show the two math problems from my daughter’s … Continue reading

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