# Number Sense Blog

### Word Problem Wednesday: All In Good Measure

Nov 4, 2020

Measuring allows us to find out the extent, quantity, amount, or degree of something. And we use our abilities to measure in a lot of different ways. From figuring out what size of clothes we should wear — to buying the right sized couch for our...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Getting A Handle On Homework

Oct 28, 2020

When we’re in school, it seems like the homework never ends. Day after day, class after class, we’re asked to put the things we learn into practice. And it requires a certain amount of dedication to get — and stay — on top of our assignments. ...

### Word Problem Wednesday: How Much … How Many?

Nov 11, 2020

“How many clothes can I fit into my suitcase?” “How far can we get on a litre of gas?” These are the types of questions we ask ourselves all the time, but may not realize that we can arrive at the answers by using math! This week’s word probl...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Pleasant Pastimes

Nov 25, 2020

There are so many fun ways to pass our time. And whether we’re fishing, visiting theme parks or jet skiing, there are always opportunities to put math into the mix. This week’s word problems will help your child think critically and fine-tune...

### Word Problem Wednesday: How Much … How Many? (Part Deux)

Nov 18, 2020

Last week, our word problems gave kids such great practice in figuring out “how much or how many” of a given thing, we decided to go another round! This week’s problems help answer practical questions such as “How much food do we need to b...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Birthday Bonanza

Dec 2, 2020

Cake, decorations, family, and friends — who doesn’t love a good birthday celebration? Every 365 days, each one of us gets the opportunity to celebrate another trip around the sun. And whether we’re counting candles or figuring out how long it w...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Fractional Reasoning

Dec 16, 2020

When you take a whole item and break it into equal parts, what you get is one — or more — of those equal parts; these are known as fractions. This may sound very math-y and complicated, but each of us works with fractions all the time and may...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Mathematical Mixed Bag lll

Dec 9, 2020

The great thing about word problems is that they help us understand the world around us. This week we have another “mathematical mixed bag” of questions ranging from flowers in a garden to kitten sleeps. So look below and choose the proble...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Mathematical Mixed Bag IV

Dec 30, 2020

We feel like we can never have enough examples of math in real-world situations. They help keep skills sharp and make sure that we can handle whatever comes our way. This week’s word problems do just that in what we call a “mathematical mixed bag....

### Math Tips for Parents, K-5: Introduction and Counting

Jan 20, 2021

Parents often ask us what they can do to help their children understand, master, and love math. Well, this happens to be right up our alley. In fact, it’s our mission! Our team of master educators has put together some fundamental tips and st...

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