Number Sense Blog

For Math Success, a Can-Do Attitude Is Key

May 6, 2016

Parents, if there’s one golden nugget of math advice we can pass along to help you set your family up for math success, this Washington Post op-ed by Petra Bonfert-Taylor sums it up:  Stop telling kids you’re bad at math. You are spreading math...

Word Problem Wednesday: May the Fourth Be With You!

May 4, 2016

(Image source) We know it's going to be a great day when Star Wars Day aligns with Word Problem Wednesday! Give our word problem a try—we'll update with the answer tomorrow! General Leia is flying a T-47 Airspeeder to Echo Base at 650 kilome...

Word Problem Wednesday: How Many Strings?

Apr 27, 2016

Source: "Vancouver Symphony Orchestra with Bramwell Tovey" by Vancouver 125 - The City of Vancouver is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Happy Word Problem Wednesday! Give our orchestra word problem a try; we'll update with the answer tomorrow! An o...

Math Help: Counting and Grouping

Apr 26, 2016

Many times, when students of all ages come to Mathnasium in need of math help, their math troubles can be traced back to a lack of number sense—an intuitive grasp of how numbers work! What’s the first step to gaining number sense? Well, the most b...

Math in Nature: A Prime Life Cycle for Periodical Cicadas!

Apr 22, 2016

We’re always tickled to see unusual instances of math in nature, and this headline certainly had us grinning from ear to ear: Periodic Cicadas are Coming: Mathematical Bugs in the Prime of their Lives! While many 17-year-old humans spend springtim...

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