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Mental Math Checkup: Is Your Child on Pace for Math Success?

Sep 15, 2016

Can your child answer these mental math questions? The results may surprise you! If they can solve problems at and above grade level, they may be ready for a challenge. If they are unable to answer questions at grade level or below, they're lik...



Word Problem Wednesday: The Olympics!

Aug 17, 2016

We're right in the thick of Olympics fever! As you root for your favorites, take a quick math minute to solve this week's installment of Word Problem Wednesday. We'll update with the answer tomorrow. It takes an Olympic canoe paddler 1 minute a...



Word Problem Wednesday: Number Sense and Fruit!

Aug 24, 2016

It's another Word Problem Wednesday, and we're back with a sweet little word problem designed to test your number sense! Solve today's word problem and check back tomorrow for the answer. A bunch of bananas and a cantaloupe together weigh 6 pou...



Flex Your Math Muscles at the Mathnasium TriMathlon!

Aug 26, 2016

Calling all young problem solvers! Student registration for the Mathnasium TriMathlon starts on September 1 and runs until November 4! Hosted at participating Mathnasium centers, the Mathnasium TriMathlon is a fun, friendly math competition that g...



Word Problem Wednesday: A Back-to-School Calculator Bargain!

Aug 31, 2016

Greetings, problem solvers! It's another Word Problem Wednesday, and this one is for all of you who love a back-to-school bargain. Give our word problem a shot and check back tomorrow for the answer! The sticker price of a calculator is $16.00....



Math Libs: The Halloween Edition!

Oct 1, 2016

Boo! The spookiest time of the year is upon us once again, and we're celebrating Halloween Mathnasium-style with a fun Math Libs activity! Print out our Halloween Math Libs story template. Then, choose a friend or a family member to be your par...



Word Problem Wednesday: Quack!

Sep 7, 2016

This Word Problem Wednesday is quack-tastic, to say the least! Try solving our word problem; we'll update with the answer tomorrow. Three bunches of grapes are enough to feed 8 adult ducks or 16 ducklings. How many bunches of grapes are needed ...



Word Problem Wednesday: Sea Turtles!

Sep 14, 2016

Image: By Manuel Heinrich Emha (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5 or CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons Here's a fun fact for you on this fine Word Problem Wednesday: Some of the largest creatures on Earth start out very, very teeny tiny! Pry your math...



Word Problem Wednesday: A Very Unusual Spider!

Sep 21, 2016

Image: By Adam Hammond [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons On this Word Problem Wednesday, the spotlight's on a cute little desert arachnid that's a little more roly-poly than creepy crawly! The golden wheel spider gets around in a rather unorth...



Word Problem Wednesday: Toucans!

Sep 28, 2016

By Brian Gratwicke (originally posted to Flickr as Keel-billed toucan) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons The Mathnasium word problem menagerie is getting bigger and bigger, and this week, we're all about a beautiful tropical bird with a formid...



TriMathlon Warm-Up Wednesday Giveaway: The Counting Game

Oct 5, 2016

We can't wait for Mathnasium’s Annual TriMathlon—our fun, free community math competition for students in grades 2 through 5! Hosted at participating centers on November 5 and 6, the TriMathlon also presents a fantastic opportunity to support your...



TriMathlon Warm-Up Wednesday: Magic Squares

Oct 12, 2016

It’s another TriMathlon Warm-Up Wednesday! This week, we’re exploring another TriMathlon challenge: Magic Squares! Magic Squares is all about mathematical creativity—create your own number sentence using the given selection of numbers in the Magic...



Mini Math Lesson: National Metric Week

Oct 14, 2016

Did you know that every year, the week of October 10 is National Metric Week? There are many great reasons to recognize and celebrate the metric system, the first being its ease of use. Because of this, it’s essentially accepted as the standard me...



TriMathlon Warm-Up Wednesday: Mental Math Workout

Oct 19, 2016

Hi there, problem solvers! Our countdown to our Annual TriMathlon continues with the third installment of our TriMathlon Warm-Up Wednesday Word Problem Giveaway. How would you solve this week's word problem? Email ilovemath@mathnasium.com by Octob...



TriMathlon Warm-Up Wednesday: Timeliness!

Oct 26, 2016

Greetings, problem solvers, and welcome to our fourth and final TriMathlon Warm-Up Wednesday! Email ilovemath@mathnasium.com by October 30 with your solution to this and our other Warm-Up Wednesday challenges (The Counting Game, Magic Squares, and...



Congratulations to our TriMathlon Warm-Up Wednesday Winners!

Nov 2, 2016

All month long, we've been counting down to our Annual TriMathlon with a very special TriMathlon Warm-Up Wednesday giveaway! Hosted at participating Mathnasium Centers in the U.S. and Canada, the TriMathlon is our fun, free elementary school math ...



Use Math to Unlock a Special Holiday Cookie Recipe and Win A Prize!

Dec 1, 2016

Happy holidays! 'Tis the season for holiday family fun! Throughout December, apply math learning to family holiday activities and keep your mind sharp with this delightfully sweet mathtastic treat. Use your math skills to unlock the right quantiti...



A Fun-Filled TriMathlon Weekend!

Nov 10, 2016

Last weekend, TriMathletes across the country gathered at participating Mathnasium locations to flex their math muscles, raise money for local schools, and have a great time at the Sixth Annual Mathnasium TriMathlon! (Via Mathnasium of Bran...



Word Problem Wednesday: A Bicycle Word Problem!

Nov 16, 2016

Zoom zoom! We're back with another installment of Word Problem Wednesday! Solve our bicycle-themed word problem below and check back tomorrow for the answer! Isabel has a bicycle with wheels that measure 28 inches in diameter. How far will the ...



#ToolkitTalk Recap: STEM Education

Nov 17, 2016

As a proud founding sponsor of National PTA’s STEM Plus Families initiative to engage families in and boost students’ access to STEM education and careers, we at Mathnasium are passionate about being the “M” in STEM! This week, we were thrilled wh...


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