Number Sense Blog

Word Problem Wednesday: Fairies!

May 25, 2016

Image by Janny Sandholm -, Public Domain, On this Word Problem Wednesday, we're celebrating a mythical creature that's capt...

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: 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...

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...

"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 ...

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