Number Sense Blog



“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...



Word Problem Wednesday: This Brainteaser is the Cat's Pajamas!

May 3, 2017

  Q: Where do cats go to learn about history? A: The MEW-seum! And where do eager young kids and kittens go to learn about math? Why right here, of course! Try to solve this purrrrr-fectly delightful Word Problem Wednesday brainteaser! J...



Word Problem Wednesday: Music and Math

Apr 26, 2017

  MUSIC and MATH go together like peanut butter and jelly! In fact, Albert Einstein once said “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” To...



Word Problem Wednesday: Practicing Math With Money

Apr 18, 2017

  Money, Money! Today’s Word Problem Wednesday taps into our everyday math skills to help us to find something we want to buy, account for sales and coupons, and use those smarts to budget our money correctly to get that thing! Maggie’s going t...



Word Problem Wednesday: Pie!

Apr 12, 2017

  Sweet and delectable or solid and savory, there’s just something wonderful about that flaky pie goodness that we can’t deny.  And an added plus: you can practice nifty math skills while dishing it!  Our team has done exactly that for today’s ...


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