Number Sense Blog
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 - ...
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...
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 ...
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 22, 2014
Looking for some last minute gift ideas for the math lover in your life? Check out our round-up of fun math gifts!
These games can be played by the whole family—improve
your math skills as you spen...
Dec 23, 2014
Want to test your math skills and get into the holiday spirit? Try our Christmas and Hannukah word problems!
Question: Charlene, Ryan, and Jayleen are hanging ornaments on the Christmas tree. Charlene hu...
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!
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!
Jan 2, 2015
Whether your child is behind in math or learning beyond their grade level, chances are they could improve their math competency in 2015. Here are a few tips for a brand new year of math!
1. Identify the areas your child needs to ...
Feb 7, 2015
February 7th is e Day! While not as famous as Pi Day, e Day celebrates the mathematical constant e, which has a wide range of mathematical applications. Here's a bit of background on e and why it's worthy of celebration!
As the history of mathe...
Feb 14, 2015
Happy Valentine's Day! We want to share our love for math and our Mathnasium family today with a fun Valentine's Day problem! Can you solve it?
Billy buys a box of chocolates to give to his secret admirer. Half of the chocolates are milk chocol...
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...
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...
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...
Oct 16, 2015
In the spirit of National Dictionary Day (October 16), we'd like to share one of our favorite made-up words that we use quite often at Mathnasium. It's not in any dictionary—but we definitely think it should be!
mathing - The activity of active...
Oct 23, 2015
It’s a big day for chemistry (and math!) enthusiasts—October 23 is National Mole Day! Before images of burrowing, subterranean rodents with limited vision come to mind, allow us to offer a brief explanation of this very big number.
Oct 31, 2015
Happy Halloween! The heebie-jeebies will be out in full force throughout the weekend, and today we’re exploring the mythology behind the one number that sends chills up and down our spines! In western superstition, the number 13 is perhaps the mos...
Nov 2, 2015
There’s never a dull moment at Mathnasium HQ—especially when Halloween rolls around! We have a lot of fun making math make sense to kids, and last Friday, we celebrated the spookiest holiday of all with costumes and creativity!
Top row and ...
Dec 1, 2015
This holiday season, gather with your family for a rousing game of Holiday Bingo! Download and print out our Holiday Bingo Card, and complete your choice of the activities listed. Get five in a row and bring into Mathnasium in December for a fun a...
Nov 13, 2015
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In the spirit of World Kindness Day, today's word problem celebrates how one positive act has the power to inspire many more. Give it a try; we'll update this article on Monday with the answer!
You write two p...
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