Number Sense Blog



Summer Math Fun: Car Games

Jul 1, 2015

  We believe math practice can and should be fun, and we're sharing some fun tips for ensuring your child's math skills stay strong over the summer break with our Summer Math Fun series! Whether you're planning an epic car trip across the co...



Summer Math Fun: Math Libs

May 27, 2015

  Now that your well-deserved summer break is just around the corner, it's a great time to plan ways to make sure your child's math skills stay strong over the summer! At Mathnasium, we're experts at helping kids improve their math skills wh...



Teacher Appreciation Winners!

May 29, 2015

  We are so thrilled with the enthusiastic response we received to our Teacher Appreciation contest! So many parents and students reached out to sing the well-deserved praises of beloved teachers who have touched their lives, and we're honored ...



Summer Math Fun: Vacation Planning

Jun 17, 2015

  It's time for another edition of our Summer Math Fun series! Every child looks forward to those magic words "We're going on vacation!" Make the build up to your summer family trip fun as well as educational with these math practice ideas. ...



Mathnasium Student Yael Marler Recognized by Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth

Jun 16, 2015

  At Mathnasium, nothing makes us happier than seeing our students reach their potential and achieve academic success. We're so thrilled and proud to share that Yael Marler, a student at Mathnasium of Lake Mary, was recently honored as one of t...



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...



Keep Your After-School Activities Organized with our Mathnasium Schedule Printout!

Aug 6, 2015

It's time for Back to School! With the new school year starting, we know your to-do list is ever growing, from buying school supplies to signing up for sports to enrolling in school clubs. Not only is Mathnasium here to help your family have a gre...



Restore harmony to your school nights and say goodbye to math anxiety!

Sep 10, 2015

As school pressures start to build again, many families suffer from math anxiety and the resulting added stress between parents and their kids.  As the New York Times highlights, "children of highly-anxious math parents learned less math and were ...



First Mathnasium Center Celebrates 13th Anniversary!

Oct 12, 2015

As October unfolds, we’d like to call your attention to a very special day in Mathnasium history: on October 1, 2002, Peter Markovitz, Larry Martinek, and David Ullendorff opened the first Mathnasium Learning Center in the Westwood area of Los Ang...



Women in Math: Ada Lovelace

Oct 14, 2015

While we’re on the topic of training our brains, this week also marks Ada Lovelace Day, celebrated on October 13! Pioneering British mathematician Ada Lovelace (1815 – 1852) is best known for her visionary work on the Analytical Engine, a calculat...



Word of the Day: "Mathing"

Oct 16, 2015

In the spirit of National Dictionary Day (October 16), we'd like to share one of our favorite made-up words that we use quite often at Mathnasium. It's not in any dictionary—but we definitely think it should be! mathing - The activity of active...



October - What's in a Name?

Oct 20, 2015

Did you know that the Latin prefix “oct” means “eight”? For example, an octopus has eight arms, an octet is a group of eight musicians, and an octagon is a figure with eight sides. But what’s the deal with the tenth month of the year—October? T...



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...



Mathnasium Centers Celebrate Fall

Oct 22, 2015

At Mathnasium, we appreciate creativity just as much as we love math. Fall is definitely in the air, and Mathnasium Center Directors are showcasing their decorating skills and getting festive with seasonal flair! The Mathnasium of Lakewood, TX ...



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 Roots of Math Anxiety

Oct 28, 2015

Fact: having the right attitude and perspective in place is absolutely critical to achieving academic goals. At Mathnasium, we’ve seen kids’ appreciation for math unfold time and again as we work with them. With that in mind, Whet Moser’s piece in...



Meow! October 29 is National Cat Day!

Oct 29, 2015

Feline aficionados rejoice—October 29 is National Cat Day! It’s an absolutely purrfect day for word problems, so put on your thinking caps and kitty ears right meow and celebrate with us! Debora has 8 cats. Half of her cats have 6 whiskers each...



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 ...


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