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Dec 1, 2023 | Bloomington Blog

Keep Math Skills Sharp and Build Confidence This Holiday Season with Math Enrichment The most wonderful time of the year is here once again, and with holiday cheer come many lighthearted opportunities for math learning! “The holidays are the perfect..

Math Fun: How Much Do You Weigh on Other Planets?

Jul 15, 2023 | Bloomington Blog

Have you ever wondered why astronauts can jump so high on the moon? It’s because the force of gravity on the moon is lower than it is on Earth! Simply put, gravity is the force that attracts two objects to each other. On a larger scale, our sun’s gr..

Math Is Beautiful & Fun: Tangrams

Jun 27, 2023 | Bloomington Blog

Mathnasium Number Sense Here's an ancient Chinese geometric puzzle that's fun and challenging... and will give your spatial recognition skills a boost! A tangram consists of seven moveable shapes called tans, which are all cut from one square. All..

Elementary Level Math Skills Your Child Should Master

May 10, 2023 | Bloomington Blog

Because a math curriculum only continues to build on existing knowledge, it is important to set a solid foundation of basic skills throughout elementary school. If you are not sure what exactly your child should be learning in elementary math classes, her..

Bring Math to Life

Apr 29, 2023 | Bloomington Blog

Math can be intimidating, but it won’t be if we realize that it’s just a way of describing what we do in life. The key to word-problems (some call them story problems) is to make it real to the child.  If he thinks it is a math problem, he’ll be stumpe..

Summer at Mathnasium

Apr 1, 2023 | Bloomington Blog

Power Up Your Child This Summer! Call (952) 886-GETA (4382) for questions.   Summer Program Schedule Thursday, June 7th to Monday, September 3rd Day Times Monday 10 AM to 1 PM Tuesday 3 PM..

Mathing with your Child

Feb 11, 2023 | Bloomington Blog

Everyone knows that reading to the young child is crucial to their educational development.  But have you ever thought about mathing with your child?  Try it!  At bedtime, just before or just after reading, give them a mental math exercise.  My bet is tha..

Finger Counting, Numerical Fluency, and Confidence

Jan 30, 2023 | Bloomington Blog

SOURCE: Mathnasium Number Sense Blog by Demaris 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 ..