Number Sense Blog



For Math Success, a Can-Do Attitude Is Key

May 6, 2016

Parents, if there’s one golden nugget of math advice we can pass along to help you set your family up for math success, this Washington Post op-ed by Petra Bonfert-Taylor sums it up:  Stop telling kids you’re bad at math. You are spreading math...



Celebrate Summer Colours and Math Fun for a Cool Prize!

Jun 1, 2016

Summer vibes are in the air, and we're celebrating all the vibrant colors that come with sunny days! Grab your favourite colouring supplies (and your math skills!) and let's start colouring. First, select the My Colourful Summer activity packet be...



"Woof" Problem Wednesday: Dog Walking!

May 11, 2016

Source: "Dogs" by Kristine Paulus is licensed under CC BY 2.0 On this Word Problem Wednesday, we're all about our furry canine companions! Give our word problem a try; we'll update with the answer tomorrow! Grace, Ruby, and James volunteer ...



NASA Announces 1,284 New Planets!

May 16, 2016

Image: NASA/W. Stenzel Our favorite space telescope has made headlines once again! On Tuesday, NASA announced the verification of 1,284 new planets discovered by the Kepler mission. It’s the single largest planet discovery to date. Kepler pi...



Word Problem Wednesday: Coloured Pencils Vs. Crayons!

May 18, 2016

Happy Word Problem Wednesday! This week's word problem goes out to all of you who love getting colourful and creative! Give it a shot; we'll update with the answer tomorrow! Harrison bought a box of 64 coloured pencils for $24.00 and a box of 3...



How Big or Small Can You Go?

May 20, 2016

Parents, here’s a fun discussion point you can cover when mathing with your kids! Have you ever wondered how many grains of sand there are on the beach? If you tried to count them, would it be possible to ever get to the end? At the beach, we see ...



Word Problem Wednesday: Fairies!

May 25, 2016

Image by Janny Sandholm - http://www.elfwood.com/~sandholm/Little-fairy-Girl.3188228.html, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17548256 On this Word Problem Wednesday, we're celebrating a mythical creature that's capt...



Math Fun: How Much Do You Weigh on Other Planets?

Jun 7, 2016

Have you ever wondered why astronauts can jump so high on the moon? It’s because the force of gravity on the moon is lower than it is on Earth! Simply put, gravity is the force that attracts two objects to each other. On a larger scale, our ...



Word Problem Wednesday: Picnics and Sandwiches!

Jun 8, 2016

Happy Word Problem Wednesday! It's getting sunnier and sunnier by the day, which means many opportunities for picnics on the horizon! Give this week's mouthwatering word problem a try; we'll update with the answer tomorrow. Cameron and Morgan a...



Word Problem Wednesday: Batter Up!

Jun 15, 2016

We hope everyone's having a great summer! On this Word Problem Wednesday, we're shining the spotlight on one of our favorite summertime activities: BASEBALL! Give it a try, and check back tomorrow for the answer. Hank and Benjamin play on the s...



Word Problem Wednesday: The Balloon Animal Menagerie!

Jun 22, 2016

Image by Magicludovic (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons In the summertime or year-round, a well-made balloon animal always makes us smile... hence this Word Problem Wednesday tribute! Give our word problem a try and check...



Word Problem Wednesday: The Hot Dog Conundrum

Jul 6, 2016

Happy Word Problem Wednesday! This week, a backyard barbecue staple is in the spotlight. Solve our hot dog word problem and check back tomorrow for the solution! Hot dogs come in packages of 10. Hot dog buns come in packages of 8. Each bottle o...



How Will Your School Year Be Greater Than the Last?

Sep 1, 2016

A new school year brings a fresh start, different goals … and lots of ways to expand math learning! We want to know: How will this year be greater than the last? Download and complete our motivational poster template and be your own inspiration! A...



Word Problem Wednesday: The Texas Edition!

Jul 20, 2016

Last week, Team Mathnasium gathered in Dallas, TX for the 12th Annual Mathnasium Convention, and we're still glowing from the amazing time we had... hence the focal point of this installment of Word Problem Wednesday! Give our word problem a sho...



Word Problem Wednesday: A Birthday Surprise With a Bow!

Jul 27, 2016

This installment of Word Problem Wednesday goes out to all of you attending fun birthday parties this summer! Solve our word problem below, and check back tomorrow for the answer. Sammy is wrapping a birthday gift and wants to find out how mu...



Word Problem Wednesday: Summer Reading!

Aug 3, 2016

Source: "Purebred English Bulldog in Glasses and Book" by Vic is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Greetings, problem solvers! This week's installment of Word Problem Wednesday is for all of you bibliophiles who savored every word on their summer read...



Word Problem Wednesday: Cake!

Aug 10, 2016

Here at Mathnasium, we think math is pretty yummy ... hence this week's delightfully delectable installment of Word Problem Wednesday! Sink your teeth into our cake word problem; we'll update with the answer tomorrow. Nom, nom, nom, indeed! I...



Hit the Ground Running With an After-school Math Program and Jumpstart Math Success!

Aug 11, 2016

Goodbye, summer… and hello to a brand new school year full of fun, learning, and potential! As you and your family navigate the back-to-school hustle and bustle of schedule changes, shopping, and charting an action plan for the year ahead, seeki...



Mental Math Checkup: Is Your Child on Pace for Math Success?

Sep 15, 2016

Can your child answer these mental math questions? The results may surprise you! If they can solve problems at and above grade level, they may be ready for a challenge. If they are unable to answer questions at grade level or below, they're lik...



Flex Your Math Muscles at the Mathnasium TriMathlon

Aug 26, 2016

Calling all young problem solvers! Student registration for the Mathnasium TriMathlon starts on September 1 and runs until November 4! Hosted at participating Mathnasium centres, the Mathnasium TriMathlon is a fun, friendly math competition that g...


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