Number Sense Blog

Trick or Treat with Mathnasium!

Oct 5, 2015

Now that it's October, we have blustery weather, fall leaves, and Halloween on our minds. We're celebrating all month with a fun activity -- Trick or Treat! Solve these five math problems using mental math “tricks”, tell us how you solved them, an...

Restore harmony to your school nights and say goodbye to math anxiety!

Sep 10, 2015

As school pressures start to build again, many families suffer from math anxiety and the resulting added stress between parents and their kids.  As the New York Times highlights, "children of highly-anxious math parents learned less math and were ...

Back to School Prep Checklist: Don't Forget Mathnasium!

Aug 17, 2015

Summer has flown by and Back to School season is here! This is a great time for new beginnings on the academic front, so let’s get organized and set priorities. Have a peek at our Back to School checklist to get started.   Buy school supp...

Aug / Sept 2015 Newsflash: Math Muscle Challenge

Aug 17, 2015

Grades 1-6: Recycling centers pay $2 per pound for aluminum and 50 cents for every pound of plastic. Tony has collected 10 pounds of plastic bottles and 5 1/2 pounds of aluminum cans. If he turns it in at the recycling center, how much money wi...

Aug / Sept 2015 Newsflash: Tips and Techniques

Aug 17, 2015

Upper Elementary/Middle School During a trip from City A to City B, a driver averages 25 mph. On his return trip, he drives faster, averaging 50 mph. What percent of the first travel time does the return trip take at the faster speed?  Answe...

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