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Word Problem Wednesday: Valentine's Day Meal

Feb 15, 2017

  Happy Wednesday, Mathnasium fans - here’s hoping you had a fantastic Valentine’s Day!  Like many of those out there who celebrated, this week’s word problem wraps up the day of love with dinner.  See if you can solve the problem and check bac...



Word Problem Wednesday: Chocolate Chips!

Feb 8, 2017

  Here's a shoutout to all of you chocolate lovers out there... solve this week's word problem and check back tomorrow for the answer! Christian has two-thirds of a pound of chocolate chips. Kaylee has 0.25 pounds of chocolate chips. How muc...



This February, Declare YOUR Love for Math!

Feb 1, 2017

Math, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. We're celebrating Valentine's Day all February, and we want to know how math makes your heart skip a beat! Together with your child, get creative and declare your love for math using one of our mat...



Word Problem Wednesday: Marbles

Jan 18, 2017

Image: Joe Mabel [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons We're feeling a bit nostalgic on this Word Problem Wednesday and celebrating one of our favorite classic toys! Try answering our word problem about marbles—we'll update with the sol...



Finger Counting, Numerical Fluency, and Confidence

Jan 17, 2017

When very young children first learn how to count, they use their fingers as manipulatives (physical objects used to teach math concepts). However, many kids continue to rely on their fingers as their primary computation tools once they move on...


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