Number Sense Blog
Jan 1, 2015
From all of us at Mathnasium, we'd like to wish you a happy and prosperous New Year! Of course we couldn't ring in the New Year without a fun math problem. Can you solve our New Year's card? Check out the answer below!
Nov 25, 2014
Want to test your math skills and get into the Thanksgiving spirit? Try our Thanksgiving word problems!
Question: At a Thanksgiving dinner, 6 relatives are visiting from Nevada, 7 relatives are visiting from California, and...
Dec 25, 2014
We wish a very Merry Christmas to all who are celebrating! Have a wonderful day with family and friends!
If you're looking for some fun holiday math activities to do with your family today, check out this post for some fun ideas!
Dec 12, 2014
Grades 1 – 5: Jim is 6 inches taller than Bill. If Bill is 4 feet 7 inches tall, how tall is Jim?
Grades 6 and up: Three equally priced pens cost $4.50 altogether. If the cost per pen is increased by $0.50, how much will 5 pens cost at the...
Dec 4, 2014
The holidays are the perfect time to make math practical at home with your family! There are recipes to be made—where those fractions come in handy, gifts to be bought—where mental math and budgeting are your best friends, and gifts to be wrapped—...
Dec 3, 2014
At Mathnasium we constantly stress the importance of mental math and numerical fluency to our students and parents. Not only is it incredibly useful to be able to do mental math on the spot, it's cool too!
Need proof? Just check out this video...
Jan 30, 2015
Happy Friday! In this week's Number NonSense cartoon, we explore perfect numbers.
Jan 9, 2015
Make sure you have a strong handle on fractions so you can always get the biggest slice of cake!
Jan 21, 2015
Now here's an inspiring Math Hero story from TEDEd! Albert Einstein was considered a "failed" academic before he developed theories that radically changed our understanding of the universe.
Check out this video on Einstein's "Miracle ...
Jan 23, 2015
Happy Friday! In this week's Number NonSense cartoon, we explore the Möbius Strip, discovered by August Möbius in the mid-1800's. Find out how to make your own Möbius Strip!
Nov 27, 2014
It's that time of year when we reflect upon all that we're thankful for, and at Mathnasium we have a lot on our list! Here are just a few things we're thankful for this holiday season.
1. Our Students
We get so much joy from seeing ...
Mar 31, 2015
Mathematics affects the financial decisions that we make every day. From paying our bills to using coupons at the grocery store, math is a part of our everyday lives. Number sense and a facility with mathematical concepts is especially ...
Jan 28, 2015
NFL Super Bowl XLIX is coming up this Sunday, so it’s time to warm up with some football themed math problems!
Question: Kelsey bought a pack of 92 foam fingers to root for the New England Patriots. She passed out half...
Nov 14, 2014
Were you unable to attend our recent 4th Annual TriMathlon? Do you still want to join in the TriMathlon challenge fun? Today we'll share with you how you can create a fun and challenging DIY TriMathlon event to test your child's math skills!
Jan 7, 2015
Were you unable to attend our 4th Annual TriMathlon? Do you still want your child to join in the TriMathlon challenge fun? Today we'll share another fun and challenging TriMathlon exercise, Magic Squares, from one of our sponsors, Smarties.
Nov 5, 2014
Our 4th annual TriMathlon has officially come to a close. We had a fantastic Tie-Breaker event on October 24th and 25th, with 62 Round One winners competing in a top secret final challenge across 43 different Mathnasium centers to determine who wo...
Mar 31, 2015
Just imagine this scenario- You are relaxing on a spring day enjoying nature and the environment around. All of a sudden you encounter a simple act that provides insight for you to create a universal law that will alter how mankind perceives the u...
Mar 31, 2015
Soccer, or Futbol as most enthusiasts call it, takes the crown as the most played and watched sport across the globe. But is soccer just a sport of running and kicking? Is there any strategy to it at all? Soccer requires excellent knowledge, skill...
Oct 26, 2014
Halloween is almost here! Are you looking for some costume inspiration this year? Look no further — we've rounded up some of our favorite math-related costumes!
It's the time of year when we add pumpkin to everything - ...
Oct 23, 2014
This past weekend at Mathnasium Learning Centers around the country, elementary school students showed off their math skills and won money for their local schools by competing in our 4th annual TriMathlon.
A free, fun-filled eve...
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