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Top model also a role model for intersex kids

Belgian model Hanne Gaby Odiele is a rangy 178 centimetres tall. Mousy-blonde haired and milky-skinned, she has an impish, slightly androgynous look. As well as strutting catwalks, Odiele is helping break a taboo by recently declaring herself intersex. Odiele revealed ...

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Students who like maths are better at it: research

In an unsurprising finding, a German study has concluded that students who find maths to be fun are better at it. This reinforces recent calls from experts, including Western Sydney University’s associate professor Catherine Attard, that making maths fun is key ...

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Expert says school-start jitters avoidable

Across Australia, four, five and six-year-olds are feeling anxious, exhilarated, or possibly both. Their first day of ‘big school’ is imminent. Although this year goes by various names – prep, kindergarten, year K – there is one commonality: parental uncertainty ...

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Add fun to maths and learning will multiply

Maths should be fun – that’s the message to teachers from one expert. Western Sydney University’s associate professor Catherine Attard, an expert in primary maths education, said fun is the best medicine for relieving maths boredom. “When children are actually ...

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