Number Sense Blog



August/September 2014 Newsflash: Math Muscle Challenge

Aug 14, 2014

Take the Math Muscle Challenge!   Grades 1 - 6: A racehorse can run a mile in 1 minute 40 seconds.  At that rate, how many seconds will it take the horse to run a half-furlong? (Hint - A furlong is 1/8 of a mile.)   Grades 6 and up: Br...



Tips and Techniques: Transposing

Jun 5, 2014

  Transposing is an important technique for students to master as they progress from Algebra I to Algebra II and beyond. It’s the process of moving quantities across the equal sign in an equation to make the problem solving process more efficie...



June/July 2014 Newsflash: Math Muscle Challenge

Jun 5, 2014

Answers to last month's challenges: Grades 1-6: $37.15 Grades 6 and up: 64 times larger This month's problems: Grades 1 - 6:  Rick goes to the park each day and counts the number of ducks swimming on the pond. On Sunday he counts 1 ...



April/May 2014 Math Muscle Challenge!

Apr 22, 2014

Can you solve this month's Math Muscle Challenge?Grades 1 - 5: A recycling center pays $1.90 for every pound of aluminum recycled and 90 cents for every pound of plastic recycled. Anthony collected 10 1/2 pounds of plastic bottles and 13 pounds of...



Seize the Summer: Perfect Time to Get Ahead!

Apr 22, 2014

As we close the book on the 2013 - 2014 school year, at Mathnasium, we're excited about the possibilities for our students once summer rolls around! Here are a few reasons to seize every opportunity this summer - the perfect time to get ahead.  E...


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