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Your Brain on Math

Oct 18, 2023 | Papillion Blog

In our brains, learning occurs when electrical and chemical processes facilitate connections between neurons. Most parts of the brain have been shown not to grow new neurons during our lifetimes, but connections between neurons increase the mass of the brain and its overall health. We do continually increase the number and strength of connections w

Fluid & Crystallized Intelligence (& Math!)

Mar 14, 2023 | Papillion Blog

That’s why our intelligence looks different at different points in life. We use our fluid and crystallized intelligences together and that combination changes over time.

Kindness for the Win!

Feb 17, 2023 | Papillion Blog

As you probably realize, kindness benefits both the giver and receiver, sometimes in unexpected ways. It can also create powerful virtuous cycles like we have seen with our mathletes.

How Will We Ever Use This?

Nov 9, 2022 | Papillion Blog

"Math is about making connections and seeing patterns.... The study of math is actually a springboard to increasing overall intelligence!"

Resilience: Transcending Discomfort

Sep 3, 2022 | Papillion Blog

Even with as difficult as it has been, we see so many smiles, laugh a ton and revel in countless a-ha moments in our role. The resilience of all involved has made that happen and it is intriguing. How are we able to bounce back and forge ahead stronger during and after hardship?