# Number Sense Blog

### 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...

### 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: 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 ...

### 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...

### 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...

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