Number Sense Blog



Happy Father's Day from Mathnasium!

Jun 19, 2015

  Happy Father's Day! Why not give your Dad a card that expresses your love and appreciation and shows off your math skills? Solve our Father's Day math problems, then decode the message using the key, and share the finished product with your D...



Happy Fourth of July!

Jul 3, 2015

  We're so excited to celebrate the 4th of July, and we wish you a very happy holiday weekend with friends and family! Of course, we can't resist leaving you with a brainbuster of a word problem before the long weekend. Can you solve our Indepe...



Win A Prize: October 13 is Train Your Brain Day

Oct 13, 2015

Did you know that spending a little time every day thinking through mind-challenging puzzles helps keep your mental processes sharp and agile well into old age? If you like good brainteasers and winning cool prizes as much as we do, we've got a ne...



It's Back to the Future Day!

Oct 21, 2015

Grab your hoverboards—the future is HERE: October 21, 2015 is Back to the Future Day! For background purposes, in Back to the Future II, Marty McFly travels forward in time from 1985, landing in the future on October 21, 2015. Today, we’re cele...



Holy Moley! October 23 is National Mole Day!

Oct 23, 2015

It’s a big day for chemistry (and math!) enthusiasts—October 23 is National Mole Day! Before images of burrowing, subterranean rodents with limited vision come to mind, allow us to offer a brief explanation of this very big number. In chemistry...



The Weird and Wonderful Number 13!

Oct 30, 2015

Happy Halloween! The heebie-jeebies will be out in full force throughout the weekend, and today we’re exploring the mythology behind the one number that sends chills up and down our spines! In western superstition, the number 13 is perhaps the mos...



Halloween at Mathnasium HQ!

Nov 2, 2015

There’s never a dull moment at Mathnasium HQ—especially when Halloween rolls around! We have a lot of fun making math make sense to kids, and last Friday, we celebrated the spookiest holiday of all with costumes and creativity! Top row and ...



Thanksgiving + Math + Crafts = FUN!

Nov 5, 2015

As temperatures continue to drop and the Thanksgiving countdown begins, we know that a lot of you are likely looking for engaging, child-friendly indoor activities to keep your kids amused. We’ve got you covered with designer, teacher, and blogger...



It's National Nachos Day!

Nov 6, 2015

(Via http://www.gocomics.com/foxtrot/2009/02/08/) November 6 is National Nachos Day, which means it’s a great time to share one of our favorite cartoons. Sink your teeth into some FoxTrot fibonachos! FoxTrot cartoonist Bill Amend has a degre...



Veterans - We Salute You!

Nov 11, 2015

On Veterans Day, we’d like to express our gratitude to all military veterans for their service, admirable courage, and steadfast tenacity. Thank you!



This December, Join the Celebration With Holiday Bingo!

Dec 1, 2015

This holiday season, gather with your family for a rousing game of Holiday Bingo! Download and print out our Holiday Bingo Card, and complete your choice of the activities listed. Get five in a row and bring into Mathnasium in December for a fun a...



What Is the Fibonacci Sequence... and What Is it Doing in our Broccoli?

Nov 23, 2015

(Image: Jacopo Werther via Wikimedia Commons) Happy Monday! Today, we’re celebrating one of our favorite math holidays—Fibonacci Day! Allow us to explain… A number sequence is an ordered list of numbers defined by a rule or function—the numb...



The Great Mathnasium Gratitude List!

Nov 25, 2015

As we get ready to take some time off work and gather with friends and family this Thanksgiving, we’d like to take a minute to share what we’re thankful for here at Mathnasium HQ. Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving full of infinite love, lau...



Holiday Gifts for Math Lovers - The 2015 Edition

Nov 30, 2015

We're one day away from December, and it's safe to say that the holiday season is officially here! We’ve trawled the Internet for the coolest math gifts around. Stumped for ideas? Relax—we got you covered! For your one-and-only: You’re ...



It's a Thanksgiving Word Problem Giveaway!

Nov 24, 2015

(Image via Satya Murthy on Flickr) We’re counting down to Thanksgiving with a word problem giveaway! Solve our two Thanksgiving problems below and send in your answers to ilovemath@mathnasium.com for a chance to win an awesome Mathnasium prize ...



Mathnasium and the Holidays!

Dec 4, 2015

It's official: Mathnasium centers are absolutely awash in holiday spirit! At Mathnasium of Brandon, FL, fun and festive holiday decor brings big smiles and warm fuzzies to students, parents, and staff. We're especially loving the little math-theme...



Mathing With Your Kids: The Dreidel Game

Dec 10, 2015

(Image: "Colorful dreidels2" by Adiel lo - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.) We’re all about mathing with our kids this holiday season, and for this reason, we’d like to share a traditional game that involves (very s...



Mathing During the Holidays: A More Economical Way to Wrap Presents!

Dec 14, 2015

(Image source) FACT: math is everywhere... and it comes in pretty handy during the holidays! Case in point: this awesome video featuring British mathematician Sarah Santos' math formula for wrapping presents! Sarah's formula (at about 3:14—pi m...



Mathnasium and the Holidays, Part 2

Dec 18, 2015

Here's another round of holiday cheer from Mathnasium centers far and wide! First off, we can't decide what we love most about the holiday decor at Mathnasium of Lakewood, TX! Is it the adorable Christmas tree festooned with festive angels? Or may...



Math and the Holidays: Recipes, Ratio, and Proportion

Dec 23, 2015

What’s your favorite holiday dish? From fruitcake to latkes, whatever it is, it’s most likely made by following step-by-step instructions and fixed quantities of ingredients listed in a recipe! The relationship between ingredients in a recipe c...


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