Number Sense Blog

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...

October/November 2014 Newsflash: Tips & Techniques

Oct 16, 2014

From time to time, we get lucky and the computation we have to do can be solved using a specific technique or trick that allows us to do effortless mental math.     Level 1:   12 x 125 = _______   The trick to this quest...

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