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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...



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...



Math Libs: The Halloween Edition!

Oct 1, 2016

Boo! The spookiest time of the year is upon us once again, and we're celebrating Halloween Mathnasium-style with a fun Math Libs activity! Print out our Halloween Math Libs story template. Then, choose a friend or a family member to be your par...



Word Problem Wednesday: A Back-to-School Calculator Bargain!

Aug 31, 2016

Greetings, problem solvers! It's another Word Problem Wednesday, and this one is for all of you who love a back-to-school bargain. Give our word problem a shot and check back tomorrow for the answer! The sticker price of a calculator is $16.00....



Word Problem Wednesday: Number Sense and Fruit

Aug 24, 2016

It's another Word Problem Wednesday, and we're back with a sweet little word problem designed to test your number sense! Solve today's word problem and check back tomorrow for the answer. A bunch of bananas and a cantaloupe together weigh 6 pou...



Word Problem Wednesday: The Olympics!

Aug 17, 2016

We're right in the thick of Olympics fever! As you root for your favorites, take a quick math minute to solve this week's installment of Word Problem Wednesday. We'll update with the answer tomorrow. It takes an Olympic canoe paddler 1 minute a...



Use Math to Unlock a Special Holiday Cookie Recipe and Win A Prize!

Dec 1, 2016

Happy holidays! 'Tis the season for holiday family fun! Throughout December, apply math learning to family holiday activities and keep your mind sharp with this delightfully sweet mathtastic treat. Use your math skills to unlock the right quantiti...



In 2017, Dream Big and Be Inspired by YOU!

Jan 1, 2017

Happy New Year! What's your top goal for 2017? This January, we invite you to join us in a special New Year challenge for a chance to win a fun prize: Be Inspired by YOU! Here's how it works: Pick the inspirational quotation below that moves y...



Word Problem Wednesday: Ants!

Dec 7, 2016

For this installment of Word Problem Wednesday, we're challenging you to use your high school geometry knowledge to solve a creepy crawly word problem! Give it a try and check back tomorrow for the answer. Believe it or not, ants use math to ge...



Word Problem Wednesday: Space!

Dec 14, 2016

On Word Problem Wednesday, we're looking up toward the stars... and beyond! Solve our space shuttle word problem and check back tomorrow for the answer! A space shuttle has 1 large fuel tank and 3 small fuel tanks. The tanks are filled with 600...



This February, Declare YOU Love for Math!

Feb 1, 2017

Math, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. We're celebrating Valentine's Day all February, and we want to know how math makes your heart skip a beat! Together with your child, get creative and declare your love for math using one of our mat...



Finger Counting, Numerical Fluency, and Confidence

Jan 17, 2017

When very young children first learn how to count, they use their fingers as manipulatives (physical objects used to teach math concepts). However, many kids continue to rely on their fingers as their primary computation tools once they move on...



Word Problem Wednesday: Travels and Time Zones!

Jan 4, 2017

Happy New Year! On the first Word Problem Wednesday of 2017, we're shouting out to all of you who had a great time traveling with family over the holidays. Solve this week's word problem and check back tomorrow for the answer. Paolo takes a pla...



Word Problem Wednesday: The School Choir

Jan 11, 2017

Image: By Stilfehler (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons This week's installment of Word Problem Wednesday celebrates all of you who have been inspired to raise funds for a cause! Solve our word problem about a very enterpr...



Word Problem Wednesday: Christmas!

Dec 17, 2016

Ho, Ho, Ho! On this Word Problem Wednesday, we've prepared a very special word problem for those of you who are gearing up for Christmas celebrations this weekend! Solve our word problem and check back tomorrow for the answer. Rachel the Christ...



Holiday Gifts for Math Lovers - The 2016 Edition!

Dec 8, 2016

Happy Holidays! The most wonderful time of year is here once again and to celebrate, we’ve combed the internet for the cutest, coolest math gifts around. Here are our picks for 2016! For young mathletes: Math booties (via Etsy) ...



Word Problem Wednesday: A Sweet Holiday Treat!

Nov 30, 2016

Holiday spirit is in the air, and one of our favorite festive traditions is making homemade sweet treats to share with our friends! Of course, with much kitchen wizardry comes much math, which is our inspiration for this week's installment of Word...


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