# Number Sense Blog

### Celebrate Summer Colors and Math Fun for a Cool Prize!

Jun 1, 2016

Summer vibes are in the air, and we're celebrating all the vibrant colors that come with sunny days! Grab your favorite coloring supplies (and your math skills!) and let's start coloring. First, select the My Colorful Summer activity packet below ...

### "Woof" Problem Wednesday: Dog Walking!

May 11, 2016

Source: "Dogs" by Kristine Paulus is licensed under CC BY 2.0 On this Word Problem Wednesday, we're all about our furry canine companions! Give our word problem a try; we'll update with the answer tomorrow! Grace, Ruby, and James volunteer ...

### Summer Math Learning Keeps Students on Track for Success

May 13, 2016

Incorporating consistent, enjoyable, and meaningful opportunities for math learning into your family’s summer agenda could benefit your kids long after they bid summer break a fond farewell. The reason: summer learning loss (or the “summer slid...

### NASA Announces 1,284 New Planets!

May 16, 2016

Image: NASA/W. Stenzel Our favorite space telescope has made headlines once again! Last week, NASA announced the verification of 1,284 new planets discovered by the Kepler mission. It’s the single largest planet discovery to date. Kepler pin...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Colored Pencils Vs. Crayons

May 18, 2016

Happy Word Problem Wednesday! This week's word problem goes out to all of you who love getting colorful and creative! Give it a shot; we'll update with the answer tomorrow! Harrison bought a box of 64 colored pencils for \$24.00 and a box of 36 ...

### How Big or Small Can You Go?

May 20, 2016

Parents, here’s a fun discussion point you can cover when mathing with your kids! Have you ever wondered how many grains of sand there are on the beach? If you tried to count them, would it be possible to ever get to the end? At the beach, we see ...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Fairies!

May 25, 2016

Image by Janny Sandholm - http://www.elfwood.com/~sandholm/Little-fairy-Girl.3188228.html, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17548256 On this Word Problem Wednesday, we're celebrating a mythical creature that's capt...

### STEM on the Street: An Epic Homecoming for the Last Space Shuttle Tank

May 26, 2016

Mathnasium Headquarters is based in Los Angeles, and on Saturday, May 21, we were in for a real treat as the last external space shuttle fuel tank in existence slowly meandered our city’s streets on its way to its new home at the California Scienc...

### Math Fun: How Much Do You Weigh on Other Planets?

Jun 7, 2016

Have you ever wondered why astronauts can jump so high on the moon? It’s because the force of gravity on the moon is lower than it is on Earth! Simply put, gravity is the force that attracts two objects to each other. On a larger scale, our...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Picnics and Sandwiches!

Jun 8, 2016

Happy Word Problem Wednesday! It's getting sunnier and sunnier by the day, which means many opportunities for picnics on the horizon! Give this week's mouthwatering word problem a try; we'll update with the answer tomorrow. Cameron and Morgan a...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Batter Up!

Jun 15, 2016

We hope everyone's having a great summer! On this Word Problem Wednesday, we're shining the spotlight on one of our favorite summertime activities: BASEBALL! Give it a try, and check back tomorrow for the answer. Hank and Benjamin play on the s...

### In the News: The Leading Math-Only Education Franchise Slated to Be the "M" in National PTA's New STEM Initiative

Jun 20, 2016

LOS ANGELES, June 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Mathnasium Learning Centers is proud to announce that it has joined forces with National PTA as a partner in PTA's nationwide science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and family engagemen...

### Word Problem Wednesday: The Balloon Animal Menagerie

Jun 22, 2016

Image by Magicludovic (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons In the summertime or year-round, a well-made balloon animal always makes us smile... hence this Word Problem Wednesday tribute! Give our word problem a try and check...

### Word Problem Wednesday: The Hot Dog Conundrum

Jul 6, 2016

Happy Word Problem Wednesday! This week, a backyard barbecue staple is in the spotlight. Solve our hot dog word problem and check back tomorrow for the solution! Hot dogs come in packages of 10. Hot dog buns come in packages of 8. Each bottle o...

### Word Problem Wednesday: The Texas Edition!

Jul 20, 2016

Last week, Team Mathnasium gathered in Dallas, TX for the 12th Annual Mathnasium Convention, and we're still glowing from the amazing time we had... hence the focal point of this installment of Word Problem Wednesday! Give our word problem a shot ...

### Word Problem Wednesday: A Birthday Surprise With a Bow!

Jul 27, 2016

This installment of Word Problem Wednesday goes out to all of you attending fun birthday parties this summer! Solve our word problem below, and check back tomorrow for the answer. Sammy is wrapping a birthday gift and wants to find out how much...

### How Will Your School Year Be Greater Than the Last?

Sep 1, 2016

A new school year brings a fresh start, different goals … and lots of ways to expand math learning! We want to know: How will this year be greater than the last? Download and complete our motivational poster template and be your own inspiration! A...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Summer Reading!

Aug 3, 2016

Source: "Purebred English Bulldog in Glasses and Book" by Vic is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Greetings, problem solvers! This week's installment of Word Problem Wednesday is for all of you bibliophiles who savored every word on their summer readin...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Cake!

Aug 10, 2016

Here at Mathnasium, we think math is pretty yummy ... hence this week's delightfully delectable installment of Word Problem Wednesday! Sink your teeth into our cake word problem; we'll update with the answer tomorrow. Nom, nom, nom, indeed! If ...

### Hit the Ground Running With an After-school Math Program and Jumpstart Math Success!

Aug 11, 2016

Goodbye, summer… and hello to a brand new school year full of fun, learning, and potential! As you and your family navigate the back-to-school hustle and bustle of schedule changes, shopping, and charting an action plan for the year ahead, seeking...

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