# Number Sense Blog

### Math in Nature: A Prime Life Cycle for Periodical Cicadas!

Apr 21, 2016

We’re always tickled to see unusual instances of math in nature, and this headline certainly had us grinning from ear to ear: Periodic Cicadas are Coming: Mathematical Bugs in the Prime of their Lives! While many 17-year-old humans spend springtim...

### Word Problem Wednesday: Pizza!

Apr 20, 2016

Happy Word Problem Wednesday! This week's word problem certainly has our stomachs growling for some pizza. Give it a shot; we'll update with the answer tomorrow!
Morgan’s scout troop is having a pizza party. They order 2 each of 3 varieties of ...

### Math Talk: Is Your Child Ready for Algebra?

Apr 18, 2016

Parents: April is Math Awareness Month, and we're shining the spotlight on the issue of Algebra Readiness. There's been much media speculation as to whether or not Algebra should be required in school, and we'd like to take a few minutes to stress...

### It's a Square Root Day Word Problem Giveaway!

Apr 4, 2016

It's a Square Root Day word problem giveaway! Email ilovemath@mathnasium.com with your answer to our Square Root Day word problem by Friday, April 8—one lucky winner will receive a Mathnasium prize pack!
The perimeter of a square grilled cheese...

### 4/4/16 Marks a Rare & Radical Math Holiday!

Apr 4, 2016

4/4/16 is Square Root Day! Square Root Days occur when the month (4) and the day (4) are both equal to the square root of the year (16).
The square of a number is the product of the number times itself. The number that is multiplied by itself i...