# Number Sense Blog

### 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...

### Finish the School Year Strong!

Feb 12, 2015

With only a few months left in the school year, it’s time to focus on math improvement to ensure your child finishes the year strong! Here are a few tips for making sure those final grades exceed expectations.   Identify Troublesome ...

### February / March 2015 Newsflash: Tips & Techniques

Feb 12, 2015

Many times, mental math is a better way to solve math problems than using an algorithm. Here are two approaches to division using mental math.   Example 1: 75 ÷ 6 6 is the same as 2 x 3, so instead of dividing by 6, we can divide 75 ...

### February / March 2015 Newsflash: Math Muscle Challenge

Feb 12, 2015

Elementary Mackenzie owns a chicken ranch. She has a total of 10 chickens. Each chicken lays 18 eggs a month. Mackenzie then takes all the eggs and puts a dozen in a carton. How many cartons can Mackenzie fill in a month?   Middle/Hi...

### National Pizza Day Problem Set

Feb 9, 2015

It's National Pizza Day! We're celebrating with some fun pizza word problems. Mmmm....who's hungry?   Lower Elementary Question: Mark, Scott, and Christian ordered an extra-large pepperoni pizza. Mark and Christian both had 3 slice...

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