# Number Sense Blog

### April / May 2015 Newsflash: Tips & Techniques

Apr 8, 2015

It is important for students to work math problems mentally, as well as algorithmically, in order to become more comfortable with numbers and, over time, develop "Number Sense."   Find a "Number Sense" way and an "Algorithmic" way to so...

### Beat the Summer Slide!

Apr 8, 2015

Summer is right around the corner and excitement is in the air! As you prepare for a well-deserved break from the pressures of school, it’s a great time to start thinking about your child’s plans for the summer months. You’ve probably hear...

### April / May 2015 Newsflash: Math Muscle Challenge

Apr 8, 2015

Elementary Sharks have more than one row of teeth in their mouths. One kind of shark has 4 rows of teeth, with 12 teeth in each row, on their bottom jaw line. How many teeth would 2 of these sharks have on their bottom jaw line in total?   ...

### December 2014 / January 2015 Newsflash: Tips & Techniques

Dec 12, 2014

Upper Elementary and Middle School Find the perimeter of the shape below. (Hint: there is enough information.)   Solution: The length on the bottom of the rectangle is the same as the length on the top, although the top has been sp...

### December 2014 / January 2015 Newsflash: Math Muscle Challenge

Dec 12, 2014

Grades 1 – 5: Jim is 6 inches taller than Bill. If Bill is 4 feet 7 inches tall, how tall is Jim? Grades 6 and up: Three equally priced pens cost \$4.50 altogether. If the cost per pen is increased by \$0.50, how much will 5 pens cost at the...

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