Number Sense Blog

Word Problem Wednesday: How Much … How Many?

Nov 11, 2020

“How many clothes can I fit into my suitcase?” “How far can we get on a litre of gas?” These are the types of questions we ask ourselves all the time, but may not realize that we can arrive at the answers by using math! This week’s word probl...

Word Problem Wednesday: All In Good Measure

Nov 4, 2020

Measuring allows us to find out the extent, quantity, amount, or degree of something. And we use our abilities to measure in a lot of different ways. From figuring out what size of clothes we should wear — to buying the right sized couch for our...

Word Problem Wednesday: Getting A Handle On Homework

Oct 28, 2020

When we’re in school, it seems like the homework never ends. Day after day, class after class, we’re asked to put the things we learn into practice. And it requires a certain amount of dedication to get — and stay — on top of our assignments. ...

Word Problem Wednesday: School Scenarios

Oct 21, 2020

  School provides a myriad of opportunities to think critically and apply math skills in the most unusual ways. Whether it’s while making a collage in art class or splitting into groups for music class, one just never knows when they’re going t...

Word Problem Wednesday: Mixed Bag Déjà vu’

Oct 14, 2020

Holy déjà vu’, math man… it’s another mathematical mixed bag! Last week’s word problems were all about using math skills to navigate real-life situations. This week, since these kinds of scenarios are endless, we are sharing some more.   Read...

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