Number Sense Blog



Fun Math Costumes for Halloween

Oct 26, 2014

Halloween is almost here! Are you looking for some costume inspiration this year? Look no further — we've rounded up some of our favorite math-related costumes!    Pumpkin Pi   It's the time of year when we add pumpkin to everything - ...



Thanksgiving Problem Set

Nov 25, 2014

Want to test your math skills and get into the Thanksgiving spirit? Try our Thanksgiving word problems! Lower Elementary: Question: At a Thanksgiving dinner, 6 relatives are visiting from Nevada, 7 relatives are visiting from California, and...



Mathnasium Gives Thanks at Thanksgiving

Nov 27, 2014

It's that time of year when we reflect upon all that we're thankful for, and at Mathnasium we have a lot on our list! Here are just a few things we're thankful for this holiday season. 1. Our Students   We get so much joy from seeing ...



Make Math Practical this Holiday Season!

Dec 4, 2014

The holidays are the perfect time to make math practical at home with your family! There are recipes to be made—where those fractions come in handy, gifts to be bought—where mental math and budgeting are your best friends, and gifts to be wrapped—...



Holiday Gifts for Math Lovers

Dec 22, 2014

        Looking for some last minute gift ideas for the math lover in your life? Check out our round-up of fun math gifts!   Math Games   These games can be played by the whole family—improve your math skills as you spen...



Holiday Problem Set

Dec 23, 2014

  Want to test your math skills and get into the holiday spirit? Try our Christmas and Hannukah word problems!   Lower Elementary:     Question: Charlene, Ryan, and Jayleen are hanging ornaments on the Christmas tree. Charlene hu...



Merry Christmas from Mathnasium!

Dec 25, 2014

  We wish a very Merry Christmas to all who are celebrating! Have a wonderful day with family and friends! If you're looking for some fun holiday math activities to do with your family today, check out this post for some fun ideas!



Happy New Year from Mathnasium!

Jan 1, 2015

    From all of us at Mathnasium, we'd like to wish you a happy and prosperous New Year! Of course we couldn't ring in the New Year without a fun math problem. Can you solve our New Year's card? Check out the answer below!     M...



5 Tips for a Brand New Year of Math

Jan 2, 2015

    Whether your child is behind in math or learning beyond their grade level, chances are they could improve their math competency in 2015. Here are a few tips for a brand new year of math!   1. Identify the areas your child needs to ...



Happy e Day!

Feb 7, 2015

February 7th is e Day! While not as famous as Pi Day, e Day celebrates the mathematical constant e, which has a wide range of mathematical applications. Here's a bit of background on e and why it's worthy of celebration! As the history of mathe...



Happy Valentine's Day!

Feb 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day! We want to share our love for math and our Mathnasium family today with a fun Valentine's Day problem! Can you solve it? Billy buys a box of chocolates to give to his secret admirer. Half of the chocolates are milk chocol...



Happy Father's Day from Mathnasium!

Jun 21, 2015

  Happy Father's Day! Why not give your Dad a card that expresses your love and appreciation and shows off your math skills? Solve our Father's Day math problems, then decode the message using the key, and share the finished product with your D...



Summer Math Fun: Car Games

Jul 1, 2015

  We believe math practice can and should be fun, and we're sharing some fun tips for ensuring your child's math skills stay strong over the summer break with our Summer Math Fun series! Whether you're planning an epic car trip across the co...



Win A Prize: October 13 is Train Your Brain Day

Oct 14, 2015

Did you know that spending a little time every day thinking through mind-challenging puzzles helps keep your mental processes sharp and agile well into old age? If you like good brainteasers and winning cool prizes as much as we do, we've got a ne...



Word of the Day: "Mathing"

Oct 16, 2015

In the spirit of National Dictionary Day (October 16), we'd like to share one of our favorite made-up words that we use quite often at Mathnasium. It's not in any dictionary—but we definitely think it should be! mathing - The activity of active...



Holy Moley! October 23 is National Mole Day!

Oct 23, 2015

It’s a big day for chemistry (and math!) enthusiasts—October 23 is National Mole Day! Before images of burrowing, subterranean rodents with limited vision come to mind, allow us to offer a brief explanation of this very big number. In chemistry...



The Weird and Wonderful Number 13!

Oct 31, 2015

Happy Halloween! The heebie-jeebies will be out in full force throughout the weekend, and today we’re exploring the mythology behind the one number that sends chills up and down our spines! In western superstition, the number 13 is perhaps the mos...



Halloween at Mathnasium HQ!

Nov 2, 2015

There’s never a dull moment at Mathnasium HQ—especially when Halloween rolls around! We have a lot of fun making math make sense to kids, and last Friday, we celebrated the spookiest holiday of all with costumes and creativity! Top row and ...



This December, Join the Celebration With Holiday Bingo!

Dec 1, 2015

This holiday season, gather with your family for a rousing game of Holiday Bingo! Download and print out our Holiday Bingo Card, and complete your choice of the activities listed. Get five in a row and bring into Mathnasium in December for a fun a...



Spread the Love: November 13 is World Kindness Day!

Nov 13, 2015

(Image via Bunnicula on Flickr) In the spirit of World Kindness Day, today's word problem celebrates how one positive act has the power to inspire many more. Give it a try; we'll update this article on Monday with the answer! You write two p...


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