# Number Sense Blog

### October / November 2015 Newsflash: Tips & Techniques

Oct 13, 2015

Mental Math: The Distributive Property Meets Wholes and Parts Whether you’re working on arithmetic or algebra, a strong understanding of the distributive property is a valuable tool to have in your mental math toolkit. Here’s our favorite way t...

### October / November 2015 Newsflash: Math Matters

Oct 13, 2015

As school year 2015 – 2016 gains momentum, we hope that your family is able to pause for a moment and reflect on academic goals for the rest of the fall semester. This is an ideal time to sit and talk with your mathlete(s) about how they’re feelin...

### December 2015 / January 2016 Newsflash: Math Matters

Dec 1, 2015

Happy Holidays… and hello 2016! Now that your family has a break from school pressures and busy schedules, it’s an ideal time to sit with your child and start planning for the new year. Here are some tips to help you navigate the holidays and star...

### December 2015 / January 2016: Tips & Techniques

Dec 1, 2015

Conversion and Units of Measure: Yards, Meters, Miles, and Furlongs! 3,000 yards. 2,800 meters. 1.5 miles. 9 furlongs. On first glance, one may take the easy way out and assume that they’re all equal in length. Guess what… they’re not! We’ll...

### December 2015 / January 2016 Newsflash: Math Muscle Challenge

Dec 1, 2015

Grades 1 - 6: Charlie has 6 dimes and 3 nickels. Darlene has 2 quarters and 3 dimes. Who has more money and by how much? Grades 6 and up: A water jug is half full. After 6 cups of water are added, the jug is 70% full. How much water can the ent...

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