Number Sense Blog



Word Problem Wednesday: Gobble Gobble!

Nov 23, 2016

Image: "Thanksgiving Turkey" by Ruocaled is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Gobble gobble! It's Word Problem Wednesday AND Thanksgiving Eve, so we're celebrating with a word problem in tribute to the classic Thanksgiving staple. Solve our Turkey Day w...



Word Problem Wednesday: A Bicycle Word Problem!

Nov 16, 2016

Zoom zoom! We're back with another installment of Word Problem Wednesday! Solve our bicycle-themed word problem below and check back tomorrow for the answer! Isabel has a bicycle with wheels that measure 28 inches in diameter. How far will the ...



Word Problem Wednesday: Marbles

Jan 18, 2017

Image: Joe Mabel [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons We're feeling a bit nostalgic on this Word Problem Wednesday and celebrating one of our favorite classic toys! Try answering our word problem about marbles—we'll update with the sol...



10 Ways To Avoid The Summer Slide And Keep Math Skills Sharp

May 23, 2019

As the school year draws to a close it's time to start thinking about summer — specifically, how your child will avoid the summer slide that daunts so many students. Mathnasium is here to help! Whether you're planning an exciting vacation or int...



How Your Attitude Can Help Your Child Overcome Math Anxiety

May 9, 2019

Before we can help our children overcome math anxiety, we must first address any negative feelings that we, as parents, have on the subject. Parents don’t have to overcome their own math anxiety in order to help their child succeed, as long as ...



Finding The Math In Beloved Summer Blockbuster Movies

May 15, 2019

Summer is the time for big blockbuster movies, and one of the things we love about movie-watching is finding the ways that real math is incorporated into these fictional stories.   We found a fantastic "Avengers: Endgame" theory that explain...



WE THE NORTH! Toronto Raptors in the NBA Finals for the first time ever in Franchise history!

May 30, 2019

The wait is officially over...All of Canada will be cheering on the Toronto Raptors tonight, who are playing in the NBA Finals for the first time in Franchise history!! GO RAPTORS GO - WE THE NORTH!! To celebrate, here is some math fun - If ...



How To Choose The Right Summer Math Program For Your Child

Jun 3, 2019

There are a lot of summer learning programs available, how do you choose which summer math program is truly the best fit for your child?   You can uncover the differences among programs by asking the right questions. Once you take a closer l...



The math behind the music.

Jun 4, 2019

  Physics professor applies tools of statistical mechanics to explain why basic ordered patterns emerge in music across time and cultures Date: May 23, 2019 Source: Case Western Reserve University Summary: Physics Professor Jess...



WE THE NORTH! Toronto Raptors are the NBA Champions in 2019!

Jun 7, 2019

Who Should Take the Free Throw? When the score is really close, and time is running out, coaches need to decide which player has the best chance of making a shot that will win the game. If you were the coach, how would you decide who should ...



Changing Lives Through Math!

Jul 10, 2019

The Mathnasium Mission:  Teach children math so they understand it, master it, and love it. Math can change their lives, and they can change the world. More than a half-million parents have trusted Mathnasium to give their children the skills ...



Starting a new year of school can be a stressful transition for students.

Aug 12, 2019

Getting used to new teachers, new classmates and new subject matter can put a lot of pressure on kids at the beginning of the year. Students aren’t always forthcoming about problems they’re having in school. The reasons why kids stay silent abo...



How To Choose the Right Calculator (If Any) for Your Child

Aug 1, 2019

Does your child need a calculator for school this year? If so, what kind?  Some of our recommendations may surprise you. Trying to choose a calculator with the right features can feel intimidating. You don’t want to pay for features that would ...



Twas the night before school 2019!

Sep 2, 2019

  Twas the night before school started, when all through the nation, It had sadly come time for the end of vacation.   Students and parents and of course teachers as well, All lay in their beds, thinking about that morning school be...


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