# Number Sense Blog

### An Early Start in Math Can Shape a Child’s Future

Feb 23, 2022

Studies show that children who are exposed to math early on are more likely to do well in school, not only in math but in other subjects as well1. And the benefits are likely to continue throughout their lives.
Math comprehension instills ...

### Mathnasium #MathTricks: Half Of Odd Numbers (Part 2)

Feb 16, 2022

Welcome to Mathnasium’s Math Tricks series. Our previous Math Tricks have looked at strategies for finding half of odd numbers whose tens digits are even. Today we are focusing on a strategy to find the half of any odd number, such as 99… or ...

### Celebrating Lego Day*!

Jan 28, 2022

Today is LEGO Day! You might know LEGO® bricks as the fun, colourful building blocks kids use to reconstruct the world, but did you know they also make great mathematical teaching tools? The near-infinite uses of LEGO bricks allow for near-in...

### Activity Alert: Measure & Distance

Jan 26, 2022

In Canada, we use standard units such as centimetres and metres to measure many things, but have you ever used the furlong or fathom?
A furlong was historically used in land measurement and farming. The name means “furrow length.” The...

### Mathnasium #MathTricks: Percents (Commutative Property)

Jan 19, 2022

Welcome to Mathnasium’s Math Tricks! Here’s a trick to calculate percentages using the commutative property of multiplication. Let’s do this! 👍
To find 48% of 50 means to multiply 48 x x 50.
We can use the commutative property of multi...