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Word Problem Wednesday: Math Practice Is Just Peachy

May 15, 2018 | Cottonwood Heights Blog

"There are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven't even started wondering about yet.”   â€•Roald Dahl, James and the Giant Peach Don't you agree that there’s a great big world out there to discover?&nb..


May 7, 2018 | Cottonwood Heights Blog

Math might not be as fun as art or sports, or as cool as robotics and science, but it’s still pretty awesome!  Students need to stop thinking of math as something that they will only use in the classroom. Math is used everywhere in life,..

Word Problem Wednesday: Music, Multiplication, and Real Life Math

Apr 18, 2018 | Cottonwood Heights Blog

“There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.” -Pythagoras Here at Mathnasium Cottonwood Heights we love math and music.  Wouldn't you agree they go hand in hand?  Even when yo..


Apr 16, 2018 | Cottonwood Heights Blog

We’ve asked algebra teachers what skills they wish their students were better at coming into Algebra class? Their answers were always the same 3 skills: Multiplication facts, Fractions, and Integers.  So why are kids universally w..


Apr 16, 2018 | Cottonwood Heights Blog

Why do kids fear and struggle with fractions? Many kids fear fractions because they don’t understand how they work – they mix up the parts and don’t understand what they mean and what we do to them. Parents typically understand..


Apr 16, 2018 | Cottonwood Heights Blog

What is STEM? It is simply an acronym for Science – Technology – Engineering – Mathematics. Why is STEM important? STEM careers in the US are growing twice as fast as other professions. They also mak..


Apr 16, 2018 | Cottonwood Heights Blog

Why do kids struggle with Geometry? Geometry is the branch of mathematics that deals with the properties, measurement, and relations of points, lines, angles, surfaces, and solids.  In layman’s terms it is math applied to pictures. ..

Word Problem Wednesday: Wake Up Call for Elementary School Math Skills

Mar 21, 2018 | Cottonwood Heights Blog

ROOSTER JOKE ALERT:  If a rooster crowing wakes you up with the sun, when does a duck wake you up? Answer: At the “quack” of dawn! Do you prefer an alarm clock or a duck waking you up? This week’s word problem challeng..

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