Number Sense Blog

5 Traits of an Excellent Math Tutor

Aug 2, 2022

  What to look for to ensure your child gets the math help they need. The decision to seek out a math tutor comes for a variety of reasons. Your child is behind in their math class and needs to catch up. Or they’re doing okay in class but yo...

Child Readiness Answers

Aug 1, 2022

Grade 1: 11 + 12 = ___ There are two ways to think about 11 + 12, both require mastery of doubles facts. Think about the double, then add 1 or take away 1. So, for 11 + 12 start with 11 + 11 and add 1. 11 + 11 is 22, so 11 + 12 is 23. Or start wi...

Activity Alert: Point A to Point B

Jul 13, 2022

  Summer travels get us from point A to point B, but have you ever measured the distance travelled? Today’s math activity helps you do just that by finding the differences between distances. And whether you find yourself travelling in a car, on...

Mathnasium #MathTricks: Fractions (Comparing Fractions Part 4)

Jul 6, 2022

  Welcome to Mathnasium’s Math Tricks series. Today we are comparing fractions using the concept of wholes and parts … in this case, finding the missing parts that make one whole. To compare fractions, we can turn to a few tricks we’ve cover...

Mathnasium #MathTricks: Number Sense (Division Part 2)

Jun 22, 2022

  Welcome to Mathnasium’s Math Tricks series. Today we are using number sense to divide statements where the divisors (the numbers we are dividing by) have more than two factors (numbers which divide evenly into the divisor). Rather than dividi...

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