## Davis Blog

### Word Problem Wednesday: The Math-Music Connection

Sep 26, 2017 | Davis Blog

By Mathnasium    The next time you listen to music, think about the mathematics that goes into making it. Rhythms, patterns, harmony, scales...all of this and more are mathematical components go into making music the beautiful, emotio..

### Word Problem Wednesday: Math Meets History

Sep 17, 2017 | Davis Blog

Did you know that George Washington was the only American president to be unanimously elected? Or that in early presidential elections the winner would become president and the loser became vice president? History is full of interesting st..

### Word Problem Wednesday: Back to School Shopping

Sep 10, 2017 | Davis Blog

One of the most common questions asked in math classes is “When am I ever going to need this?” The fact is, we use math every day, in ways we don’t always think about, including cooking, measuring, telling time, and of co..

### Word Problem Wednesday: Birthday Math

Aug 23, 2017 | Davis Blog

How old are you? If you know when your birthday is then you know your basic age, but do you know your more exact age? When is your half-birthday? (It’s the day of the year that is exactly 6 months from your birthday..

### For Math Success, a Can-Do Attitude Is Key

May 5, 2016 | Davis Blog

Parents, if there’s one golden nugget of math advice we can pass along to help you set your family up for math success, this Washington Post op-ed by Petra Bonfert-Taylor sums it up:  Stop telling kids you’re bad at math. You are spreading math anxiety..

### Ask Larry: Math and the Left-Brained Misconception

Jan 14, 2015 | Davis Blog

Dear Larry, No matter how hard I work to improve my grades in math, I just can’t seem to understand it. I’m a right-brained creative person, and I don’t think my brain is wired to understand math. Wha..