# Number Sense Blog

### The History of Mathnasium

Jan 13, 2021

When starting a new year, it’s always good to look to the past, appreciate what has happened, and focus on what lies ahead. Today we’re going back to the beginning of Mathnasium and invite you to take the quick journey with us! In the 1990...

### Number Sense Is the Key to Success in Math!

Jan 2, 2021

Regardless of age or skill level, there are almost always gaps in a child’s foundational understanding that, if addressed, would boost their success in math. When we give assessments to children in our math learning centres, we see that a hig...

### 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....

### Word Problem Wednesday: Itâ€™s A Wild World Out There

Dec 23, 2020

Animals in the wild are amazing! Whether it’s a sea turtle, a blue whale, a giant panda, or a lemur, they pique our interest and capture our hearts with their unique and untamed ways. This week’s word problems focus on these fascinating cr...

### 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...

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