Number Sense Blog
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
Jun 4, 2019
Physics professor applies tools of statistical mechanics to explain why basic ordered patterns emerge in music across time and cultures
May 23, 2019
Case Western Reserve University
Physics Professor Jess...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
Sep 23, 2019
As kids go through the various levels of math in school, there’s always one constant: Word problems. Whether students are learning addition and subtraction, fractions, algebra, or geometry, word problems always play a role.
Some might argue tha...
Jan 3, 2020
It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, it’s always a good time to make great choices about your kids' math learning! A student’s improvement and success in math depends not only the child; parents can also take steps to get their kids math hel...
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