Number Sense Blog



Math Heroes: Einstein's Miracle Year

Jan 21, 2015

    Now here's an inspiring Math Hero story from TEDEd! Albert Einstein was considered a "failed" academic before he developed theories that radically changed our understanding of the universe. Check out this video on Einstein's "Miracle ...



Mathnasium Student Accepted to All Eight Ivy League Schools

Apr 14, 2015

  We love cheering on our Mathnasium students as they achieve academic success, and we couldn't be prouder of high school senior Munira Khalif for securing acceptance to all eight Ivy League schools! Munira is a former student at Mathnasium of ...



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...



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...



NASA's Hiring Astronauts; Internet Goes Nuts

Nov 12, 2015

Just in time for the holidays, here’s some news that kicked long-buried childhood dreams into gear and sent our space-and-math-loving hearts aflutter: starting December 17, 2015, NASA’s accepting job applications for astronauts! This is the fir...



Mathnasium Congratulates John Urschel!

Feb 5, 2016

(Image source) Congratulations to our favorite professional mathlete, Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman John Urschel, who started his first day as a candidate in MIT’s Applied Mathematics PhD program on Monday, February 1! He'll be studying sp...



Author Spotlight: Lucy Ravitch, The Pancake Menu

Feb 11, 2016

Author and educator Lucy Ravitch is on a mission: to make learning math as much fun and hands-on as possible! We're super excited about her book, The Pancake Menu, and love the way she makes math concepts come alive by way of clever rhymes, deligh...



Word Problem Wednesday: A Movie Star Mathematician

Mar 23, 2016

On Word Problem Wednesday, we're celebrating the contributions of screen siren and mathematician Hedy Lamarr! Give our word problem a try... we'll update with the answer tomorrow! Hedy Lamarr was born in 1914. She was a mathematician and invent...



“A Good Teacher is a Good Teacher for Anything that They Know”

May 9, 2017

  Mathnasium’s Chief Educational Officer Larry Martinek appreciates great teachers! Larry is a teacher himself, having taught math for almost 30 years in L.A. City schools before co-founding Mathnasium in 2002. After all those years spent in th...


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