Number Sense Blog

Word Problem Wednesday: How Long is a Goldfish?

May 17, 2017

  There’s something fishy about this week’s word problem—jump on in and give it a try (the water’s fine)!  Terry has a goldfish that is 3¼ inches long. Margot has a goldfish that is 3.3 inches long. Who has the bigger goldfish? Take a min...

Word Problem Wednesday: See Spot Jump!

May 10, 2017

  See Spot run. See Spot jump. See Spot featured in this week’s word problem! We use math in all sorts of unexpected ways—even in dog training! Can you solve this week’s “doggone great” Word Problem Wednesday? Give it a try and check the sol...

“A Good Teacher is a Good Teacher for Anything that They Know”

May 9, 2017

  Mathnasium’s Chief Educational Officer Larry Martinek appreciates great teachers! Larry is a teacher himself, having taught math for almost 30 years in L.A. City schools before co-founding Mathnasium in 2002. After all those years spent in th...

Word Problem Wednesday: This Brainteaser is the Cat's Pajamas!

May 3, 2017

  Q: Where do cats go to learn about history? A: The MEW-seum! And where do eager young kids and kittens go to learn about math? Why right here, of course! Try to solve this purrrrr-fectly delightful Word Problem Wednesday brainteaser! J...

Word Problem Wednesday: Music and Math

Apr 26, 2017

  MUSIC and MATH go together like peanut butter and jelly! In fact, Albert Einstein once said “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” To...

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