Number Sense Blog



Summer Math Fun: Math Libs

May 27, 2015

Now that your well-deserved summer break is just around the corner, it's a great time to plan ways to make sure your child's math skills stay strong over the summer! At Mathnasium, we're experts at helping kids improve their math skills while h...



June / July 2015 Newsflash: Tips & Techniques

Jun 12, 2015

  Upper Elementary: Q: What number comes right before 1,000? A: While we may be first inclined to say “999,” there is actually no answer to this question! This is because fractions and decimals can get ever so close to 1,000 without equal...



June / July 2015 Newsflash: Math Muscle Challenge

Jun 12, 2015

  Elementary: What are the next 3 numbers in the pattern? 2, 4, 6, 10, 16, 26, 42…   Middle/High School: The sum of three consecutive odd numbers is 255. What are the three numbers?   Answers to Last Month’s Math Muscle Chall...



Mathnasium Student Yael Marler Recognized by Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth

Jun 16, 2015

  At Mathnasium, nothing makes us happier than seeing our students reach their potential and achieve academic success. We're so thrilled and proud to share that Yael Marler, a student at Mathnasium of Lake Mary, was recently honored as one of t...



Summer Math Fun: Vacation Planning

Jun 17, 2015

  It's time for another edition of our Summer Math Fun series! Every child looks forward to those magic words "We're going on vacation!" Make the build up to your summer family trip fun as well as educational with these math practice ideas. ...



Happy Father's Day from Mathnasium!

Jun 21, 2015

  Happy Father's Day! Why not give your Dad a card that expresses your love and appreciation and shows off your math skills? Solve our Father's Day math problems, then decode the message using the key, and share the finished product with your D...



Summer Math Fun: Car Games

Jul 1, 2015

  We believe math practice can and should be fun, and we're sharing some fun tips for ensuring your child's math skills stay strong over the summer break with our Summer Math Fun series! Whether you're planning an epic car trip across the co...



Keep Your After-School Activities Organized with our Mathnasium Schedule Printout!

Aug 6, 2015

It's time for Back to School! With the new school year starting, we know your to-do list is ever growing, from buying school supplies to signing up for sports to enrolling in school clubs. Not only is Mathnasium here to help your family have a gre...



Aug / Sept 2015 Newsflash: Tips and Techniques

Aug 17, 2015

Upper Elementary/Middle School During a trip from City A to City B, a driver averages 25 mph. On his return trip, he drives faster, averaging 50 mph. What percent of the first travel time does the return trip take at the faster speed?  Answe...



Aug / Sept 2015 Newsflash: Math Muscle Challenge

Aug 17, 2015

Grades 1-6: Recycling centers pay $2 per pound for aluminum and 50 cents for every pound of plastic. Tony has collected 10 pounds of plastic bottles and 5 1/2 pounds of aluminum cans. If he turns it in at the recycling center, how much money wi...



Back to School Prep Checklist: Don't Forget Mathnasium!

Aug 17, 2015

Summer has flown by and Back to School season is here! This is a great time for new beginnings on the academic front, so let’s get organized and set priorities. Have a peek at our Back to School checklist to get started.   Buy school supp...



First Mathnasium Centre Celebrates 13th Anniversary!

Oct 13, 2015

As October unfolds, we’d like to call your attention to a very special day in Mathnasium history: on October 1, 2002, Peter Markovitz, Larry Martinek, and David Ullendorff opened the first Mathnasium Learning Centre in the Westwood area of Los Ang...



Trick or Treat with Mathnasium!

Oct 13, 2015

Now that it's October, we have blustery weather, fall leaves, and Halloween on our minds. We're celebrating all month with a fun activity -- Trick or Treat! Solve these five math problems using mental math “tricks”, tell us how you solved them, an...



October / November 2015 Newsflash: Math Muscle Challenge

Oct 13, 2015

Grades 1 – 6: Penelope baked a total of 144 cookies. She kept 40 for herself. She then took the remaining cookies and wrapped them in goody bags. If 4 cookies go in each goody bag, how many goody bags can Penelope make? Grades 6 and up: The pro...



October / November 2015 Newsflash: Math Matters

Oct 13, 2015

As school year 2015 – 2016 gains momentum, we hope that your family is able to pause for a moment and reflect on academic goals for the rest of the fall semester. This is an ideal time to sit and talk with your mathlete(s) about how they’re feelin...



October / November 2015 Newsflash: Tips & Techniques

Oct 13, 2015

Mental Math: The Distributive Property Meets Wholes and Parts Whether you’re working on arithmetic or algebra, a strong understanding of the distributive property is a valuable tool to have in your mental math toolkit. Here’s our favorite way t...



Win A Prize: October 13 is Train Your Brain Day

Oct 14, 2015

Did you know that spending a little time every day thinking through mind-challenging puzzles helps keep your mental processes sharp and agile well into old age? If you like good brainteasers and winning cool prizes as much as we do, we've got a ne...



Women in Math: Ada Lovelace

Oct 14, 2015

While we’re on the topic of training our brains, this week also marks Ada Lovelace Day, celebrated on October 13! Pioneering British mathematician Ada Lovelace (1815 – 1852) is best known for her visionary work on the Analytical Engine, a calculat...



Mathnasium Centres Celebrate Fall

Oct 22, 2015

At Mathnasium, we appreciate creativity just as much as we love math. Fall is definitely in the air, and Mathnasium Centew Directors are showcasing their decorating skills and getting festive with seasonal flair! The Mathnasium of Lakewood, TX ...



October - What's in a Name?

Oct 20, 2015

Did you know that the Latin prefix “oct” means “eight”? For example, an octopus has eight arms, an octet is a group of eight musicians, and an octagon is a figure with eight sides. But what’s the deal with the tenth month of the year—October? T...


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