Number Sense Blog



Prodigious Pi (Activity)

Mar 1, 2021

  Why do we make such a big deal out of pi? Because pi is a big deal. This irrational number that begins with 3.14 and goes on forever helps us understand so much about our universe. We first learn about pi when measuring circles, but pi is als...



Activity Alert: The Rule of Three

Feb 24, 2021

  Have you ever heard of “the rule of three” (in Latin, “omne trium perfectum”)?  It’s a writing principle suggesting that things coming in threes are inherently more satisfying and useful than those that come in other number sets. And that’s c...



Reversing Math Loss for the "COVID" Generation

Feb 3, 2021

  It goes without saying that the pandemic has disrupted every aspect of our lives — from the way we live, to how we interact, to the way we work and play. And as most parents of school-aged kids are well aware, it has also greatly impacted...



Math Tips for Grades 6 and Up: Introduction, Zero, and One

Jan 27, 2021

  Last week, we introduced our Math Tips series to parents with kids in grades K-5 in hopes of helping foster an understanding, mastering, and love of math in the home. This week, we’re continuing this effort for parents with older kids. The...



Math Tips for Parents, K-5: Introduction and Counting

Jan 20, 2021

  Parents often ask us what they can do to help their children understand, master, and love math. Well, this happens to be right up our alley. In fact, it’s our mission! Our team of master educators has put together some fundamental tips and st...


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